Record 24 Japanese Groups Attend Int'l Travel Trade Show

Economy Guide to Japan Politics

London, Nov. 5 (Jiji Press)--The World Travel Market, an international trade show for travel agencies and related parties, kicked off in London on Monday, with 24 groups participating from Japan, a record for the country.

The exhibition, slated to be held until Wednesday, is expected to be joined by some 5,000 groups and attract over 500,000 visitors.

The Japan National Tourism Organization established a booth for 24 organizations, including Hokkaido and Aichi prefectural governments, which participated for the first time.

With the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics slated to held in Japan, participants, including the host municipalities of Rugby World Cup games, passionately promoted their regions and products.

The WTM, a large exhibition held in London every year since 1980, serves as a valuable opportunity to collect information for tourism product development.

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