INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GREEN TOURISM 2023: A CHALLENGE TOWARD ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TOURISM FOR PROSPEROUS COMMUNITIES
On February 10, 2023, the Japan Tourism Agency together with the UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific will hold the International Symposium on Green Tourism 2023. This year's symposium will focus on understanding the concept of "green tourism" within the global and domestic context and will showcase community initiatives and good practices.
In this symposium, a group of local government representatives and tourism-related businesses from within and outside Japan were invited to present their initiatives for green tourism in their communities and share their good practices. A panel discussion will follow to help deepen the understanding of green tourism and ensure efforts towards this kind of tourism are possible in the future.
Green tourism not only preserves the natural environment in local communities but also stimulates new tourism demand and promotes local employment. Therefore, it contributes to sustainable tourism that realizes a harmonious cycle between the economy and members of the communities.
Details of the symposium are as follows:
Date: February 10, 2023 (Fri)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (JST)
Venue: online + Shinagawa The Grand Hall (Tokyo)
Language: Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation)
- Keynote speech from:
Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism Department, UN World Tourism Organization
Prof. Ayako Toko, Tokyo Woman's Christian University
JTB Tourism Research and Consulting, Co.
Ms. Caroline Anderson, Director, DMAP (Destination Management Action Plan), Hawaii Tourism Authority
Ms. Asuka Hamakawa, Executive Directors and Co-Founders of Earth Company, Indonesia/Hotel Owners of Mana Earth Paradise
Mr. Naoto Endo, Representative Director, Tofuya Ryokan,
Mr. Akinobu Ishimatsu, Head of Town Planning Section, Aso City
- Panel discussion with Ms. Mitsue Varley, Country Director, Hawaii Tourism Japan
Application deadline: February 6, 2023
Participation fee: free of charge
To register, please check the link below:
Organized by: Japan Tourism Agency / UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific