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Reimagining the ideal incentive travel destination with captivating Japan
The upcoming Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will catapult Japan's spiritual and cultural capital to global attention, as well as showcase its unique appeal for corporate groups to plan unforgettable itineraries
Japan Rolls Out Red Carpet to Business Events Decision-Makers
With Japan once again open to business event groups, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) in early December invited seven representatives of influential professional congress organizers from around the world to visit some of the nation's newest and most innovative meeting facilities, unique venues and stunning accommodation options.
Hosting Virtual and Hybrid Meetings in the Midst of a Pandemic
In the span of just a few months, the coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the operating landscape of the global meetings industry. In June 2020, Mathias Posch, president of Vancouver-based International Conferences Services (ICS) -- a core PCO and forerunner in online conferences, education and hybrid events -- spoke with JNTO about the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to virtual and hybrid formats during the current crisis and beyond.
Japan’s new qualified incentives refresh body and mind, sparking ideas in attendees
Japan has curated a collection of inspiring incentive experiences that meet the needs of post-Covid travel recovery
JAPAN - A STEP FORWARD
Japan’s efforts towards post-pandemic recovery seem to be paying off. With a domestic vaccination rate of 77 % (as of Dec 8th, 2021), a third dose vaccination booster will soon be made available. There has been a significant decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases in Japan, with under 200 daily cases nationwide for the third straight week (as of Dec 8th, 2021). Currently all regions have lifted the state of emergency, and there are no restrictions for domestic travel in Japan. Restaurants can now serve alcohol and operate without restrictions on opening hours.
Planning the ideal business event in Japan
The global business events industry has been shaken by Covid-19, leading to the postponement or cancellation of many events, and causing industry stakeholders to rethink how their business operates. In response, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has launched a new publication with information about how the industry as a whole is adapting to this “new normal” and why business event organisers should consider Japan for their next destination once international travel resumes.
How is Japan’s business event industry adapting to Covid-19?
Japan has a nationwide campaign to fight Covid-19 in accordance with directives from the central government. The focus of these Covid-19 countermeasures, meant for businesses and individuals, is on preventing or avoiding the so-called three Cs (3Cs).
The future of business events during Covid-19
Travel is the beating heart of the meetings and events industry, and human interaction its soul, so when coronavirus brought the world to a screeching halt in early 2020, the industry’s prospects appeared uncertain. But always resilient and innovative, the industry is already adapting.
Food Experiences to Make Part of Your Japan Event
Japan’s reputation for incredible food undoubtedly strengthens the appeal of people attending events hosted in the country. Here we share six food-related experiences from around Japan that MICE professionals can incorporate into their events.
10 Tips for Doing Business in Japan
Experiencing a different culture is one of the great joys of travel. This guide will help you have a stress-free time while in Japan for meetings, conventions, venue inspections and incentive trips. You may even discover some Japanese customs you wish to incorporate into your own daily life!