The Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA), along with the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), organized the second annual world-class travel event “JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2015” from Thursday, September 24, through Sunday, September 27, at Tokyo Big Sight. The number of visitors during the event broke last year’s record, reaching a count of 173,602.
After its “hop” in 2014 with the theme of “Beginning a New Journey,” JATA Tourism EXPO Japan designated this, its second year, as a “step,” with the theme of “Move. See. Feel.” with 1161 organizations from 141 countries and regions participating in the exhibition.
During the event, in addition to hosting MICE event, ”JAPAN NIGHT 2015,” making use of the National Strategic Special Zone in the Marunouchi and Gyoko-dori area in front of Tokyo Station, the newly-established “Japan Tourism Awards” event was held to recognize groups and individuals who contribute to the development and expansion of the tourism industry. At the ceremony, the “Setouchi Triennale Executive Committee Office” was the recipient of the first-ever grand prize.
The International Tourism Forum, with the theme of ”Tourism and Culture,” welcomed Mr. Pascal Lamy (Chairman, World Committee on Tourism Ethics), and exchanged exciting ideas around Japan’s role in global tourism.
Additionally, plans have been set to organize next year’s “JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2016” is planned for Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Next year will be the third year and has been designated as a “jump.” After the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with the world’s attention turning to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, plans are being made for an event to tie together outbound, inbound and domestic travel.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
5,860 (Trade & Press)
Friday, September 25, 2015
40,622 (Trade & Press)
Saturday, September 26, 2015
64,959 (Open for Public)
Sunday, September 27, 2015
62,161 (Open for Public)
A total of 173,602 were counted at JATA 2015