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Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau featured in Kansai Scene

Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau featured in Kansai Scene

Published by: Kansai Scene
March 1, 2012

Kansai's own Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau (TCKTB) has been nominated for the World Travel and Tourism Council's 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the Destination Stewardship category. The other three categories are Global Tourism Business, Conservation, and Community Benefit. This prestigious award is often referred to as the Academy Awards of Tourism. Three finalists for each category were chosen from over 140 entries from five continents. The TCKTB's nomination is the first for any Japanese organization in the history of the awards. The winners will be announced on 17 April at this year's WTTC Global Summit in Tokyo from April 16th to 19th, 2012.
The thorough judging is a rigorous three-step process including an on-site evaluation, which took place in Tanabe at the beginning of February by a sustainable tourism expert. During an interview by local media, the evaluator commented on the vast local, regional, national and international network that the bureau works with to move closer to their goal of a high quality sustainable destination. She was also impressed with the vision and strategic grassroots projects such as innovation work- shops for local stakeholders and the bilingual Kumano Travel Community Reservation System. The balanced approach that the TCKTB is taking between tourism development and cultural preservation is a solid model for other communities in Japan and around the world. Good luck!

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From July 15, 2016 (Friday)
PRICE Adult 11,000 yen Children 5,500 yen (Children 6 to 11 years old)
NOTE: This pass is not available for purchase in Japan.
VALIDITY PERIOD Five consecutive days
AREA ●JR conventional lines: Nagoya-Shingu-within Osaka City (via lse Tetsudo Line or Kameyama, via Kisei Main Line/Hanwa Line) ●Nagoya-Kameyama-Nara-within Osaka City (via Kansai Main Line) Taki Toba (Sangu Line) ●Kansai International Airport-Hineno (Kansai Airport Line) ●Bus routes for accessing Kumano Kodo, Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha (Only Kumano Kotsu Bus); and Select bus routes
TRAIN TYPES ●Unlimited use of non-reserved seats on ordinary cars on all JR conventional line trains in the subject section. ●Reserved seats can be used up to four times on ordinary cars of limited express and rapid trains. ●Only non-reserved seats can be used on the limited express "Haruka' between the Kansai Inte…