Japan’s Kyushu region ready for tourism swap

event February 14, 2018 14:06

By The Nation

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organisation plan to promote tourism between Thailand and the Japanese region.

“Thailand and Japan have enjoyed a strong and long-standing relationship for more than 130 years,” says TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn. “Travellers from Japan play a pivotal role in the development of Thailand’s tourism, and now represent one of the top 10 visitor arrivals to the Kingdom.”

Kyushu has seven cities of interest to Thais – Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima.

The TAT will in turn promote Thailand as a destination for travellers from Kyushu with the concept “Open to the New Shades”, referring to gastronomy, arts and crafts, culture, beaches and nature, and ways of life.

The TAT has specifically brought emerging tourist destinations Nan and Ranong to the attention of tour operators in Kyushu.