Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau takes part in Thai International Travel Fair 2013
August 21, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo
The Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau took part in the Thai International Travel Fair from August 15 to 18.
Four companies and one group from Okinawa including the Naha City Tourist Association, Zuisen Shuzou Distillery and Station Hotel Makishi were represented at the fair, which is the largest of its type in Thailand.
In addition to the representatives promoting tourism to the prefecture, the Okinawa traditional performing group Kaji Mai performed Okinawan martial arts and eisa dance.
Taking part in the fair for the first time, the association gave out Thai language pamphlets to visitors.
The Japanese government having exempted Thai tourists from needing tourist visas since July 1 has led to an increase in tourists visiting Japan from Thailand.
A representative of the bureau said, “We took part in the fair because we want to attract Thai customers. We intend to build recognition of Okinawa tourism in Thailand.”
(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)
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