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Okinawa exhibits at Thailand tourism fair

Date Posted: 2011-03-04

Okinawa Prefecture tourism organizations took the beauty of Okinawa overseas this past week, exhibiting for the first time at the Thailand World Travel Fair.

Okinawa Prefecture, the Okinawa Prefectural Local Government Promotion Committee and the Okinawa Convention Bureau joined 1,000 organizations and visits at the four-day travel fair.

They say more than 4,000 people visited the Okinawa booth at the Thailand World Travel Fair held in Bangkok. At a business talk event, 70 local travel agencies participated, promoting the virtues of travel to various points in Asia.

An Okinawa tourism official says there were many repeat exhibitors from Japan. He says it appears local travel agencies are showing interest in promoting Okinawa tourism as a new visitor destination in Japan. The information is very good news to Okinawa.

Bangkok Air Ways is planning to begin direct charter flights this year from Bangkok to Okinawa. The Okinawa Prefecture Tourism Promotion Division says it expects a growth in tourist numbers from Bangkok.

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