Okinawan travel commodities sold at Natas Fair in Singapore

Okinawan travel commodities sold at Natas Fair in Singapore

Singaporean customers (left) listen to an explanation of Okinawa tourism at the Natas Fair in Singapore on August 17.

August 20, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

From August 16 to 18, the Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Okinawan travel companies took part in the Natas Fair, the largest travel fair in Singapore. Seven companies and one group, including the Okinawa Tourist Service, Hotel JAL City Naha and the diving shop Shisa participated from Okinawa.

They sold Okinawa travel commodities for charter flights between Naha and Singapore and existing routes to Okinawa mainly via Taipei. More than 70 people purchased a travel package.

While the number of tourists coming to Japan has decreased after the Great East Japan Earthquake, demands for tour packages to Japan are recovering in fiscal 2013 to pre-disaster level.

The number of tourists coming to Okinawa in fiscal 2012 was 1,600, up 1.6 times on the same period the previous year.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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