JAPAN'S Wakayama Prefecture hosted the second edition of the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Board Members Meeting from July 29th to August 1st in Shirahama Onsen.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) main purpose is to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations.
The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) is a non-profit tourism association comprising both public and private tourism sector organizations from ASEAN. It´s goal is to promote tourism through close cooperation and assistance of ASEAN countries.
Around 30 members from the 10 ASEAN countries attending this meeting.
In addition to the board meetings, there was also a Gala dinner, business matching meetings, and explore Wakayama tour.
Members from the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau attended many of the functions and guided the explore Wakayama tour.
A strong theme of partnership and potential was felt throughout the event.
Thank you to all of the members of ASEANTA for visiting us here in Wakayama. We hope that it was an enjoyable and memorable event.