The Tourism Development Department (TDD) and local travel agents joined a networking session with 31 Japanese travel agencies at the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Tokyo, Japan yesterday.
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Hajah Tutiaty binti Haji Abdul Wahab said the session was to facilitate stronger connections and partnerships in travel and tourism.
Hajah Tutiaty encouraged the travel agents to create new and interesting packages for Japanese visitors to be immersed in the Sultanate’s nature attractions and rich cultural heritage.
“Following the ease of travel restrictions worldwide, our national airline has started flying four times a week to and from Narita, and there has been 2,001 air arrivals from Japan recorded for just the first half of this year, which shows promising improvement and recovery,” she said.
In addition to the networking session, a one-on-one consultation with the Japan School Tours Bureau in Tokyo also took place yesterday.
The session was aimed at helping local travel agents understand the Japanese educational market, while concurrently delves into prospects for educational group ventures as part of packages.
Earlier last week, the TDD participated in Tourism Expo Japan in Osaka to raise interest in the Japanese tourism industry on Brunei Darussalam’s offerings.