Outline

Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 OSAKA, KANSAI
The world’s Leading Tourism Trade Event

Tourism EXPO Japan has grown through the years to become the world’s leading trade event as the focus on tourism and travel has brought to light the effects which tourism growth can have on regional economies, job creation, environment and social wellbeing.
Government agencies and the private sector are working together to further the leading role of Japan in global tourism by implementing strategies and measure that stimulate demand for overseas, domestic and inbound travel.

A comprehensive travel trade event, Tourism EXPO Japan gathers key players from both the travel and tourism industry and travel-related business fields. Tourism EXPO Japan offers a fusion of opportunities, ranging from business meetings, insight sharing, discussions, media coverage and direct business-to-business and business-to-customer promotion of overseas, domestic and inbound tour products, facilities and destinations.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe damage to the tourism industry worldwide. The Tourism Expo Japan will be held serving as an event for maximizing tourism demand recovery and energizing both Japan and the world as a whole using the power of travel. In this way, we hope to drive market recovery for tourism industry personnel within Japan and in various other countries and regions. By holding this exhibition while taking all possible measures to prevent infections, we will contribute to recovering both the economy and tourism demand as soon as possible.

Greetings from Organizers

Chairperson of the Executive Committee of Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 OSAKA, KANSAI

Hiroyuki Takahashi
Chairperson of the Board / JTB Corp.
Vice Chairperson/ Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
I’m Hiroyuki Takahashi, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 Osaka-Kansai. Under the theme of "Energizing Japan and the World through the Power of Travel" with preventing the spread of novel coronavirus infections we will carry out this comprehensive event that everybody can attend with peace of mind.
In addition, we will also incorporate online trade talks and seminars to provide a business exhibition that is suited for the new normal. In addition, we hope to create an evolved form of tourism together with all of you through the booth to propose new ways to travel, along with projects involving DX, IR and Esports tourism to be held during the exhibition. I hope that all of you can participate in this event with peace of mind so that we can spend meaningful moments together.

Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 OSAKA, KANSAI

Minoru Kubota
President of Japan Travel and Tourism Association
I’m Minoru Kubota, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 Osaka-Kansai.
Although we still need time until the full containment of novel coronavirus infections, we are putting this exhibition together with measures ensuring the safety and peace of mind of the hosts and exhibitors at the forefront, given that safety and peace of mind will be the very keywords for tourism moving forward. In particular, we are arranging a new drive tourism area that shines a light on automobile travel, which has attracted attention since the spread of novel coronavirus infections. In addition, we are proactively engaging in the popularization of workations, which are drawing interest as a new form of travel in the new normal. Furthermore, as we will make this a travel exhibition that aims to revitalize tourism in Japan, such as through adventure tourism to help with the recovery of inbound tourism, please look forward to it.

Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 OSAKA, KANSAI

Akiko YOSHIDA
JNTO, Senior Executive Vice president
I’m Akiko Yoshida, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 Osaka-Kansai.
The COVID19 pandemic currently poses a great challenge to the tourism and hospitality industry around the world. And Japan is not an exception. But, this does not mean that Japan has lost its appeal as a travel destination in the global tourism market. JNTO continues its marketing activities such as providing information on Japan’s local charms and unique cultural heritages to the world in preparing for the reopening of the borders in line with the long-term tourism strategy set out by the Japanese Government with the target year of 2030. As one of such JNTO’s initiatives, we will hold the Visit Japan Travel Mart (VJTM) through an online platform at the occasion of the Tourism Expo Japan 2021 that are to be held in November 25 to 28 in Osaka. This will be the first time for the event to be held as an online trade show with foreign agencies that handle travel to Japan. Before the pandemic, the number of foreign visitors to Japan had been dramatically increasing by the adoption of the strategic and dynamic tourism policy in 2013. We believe that once the borders reopen and the international travel returns to normal, the Japan’s inbound travel market will expand more than ever before. We hope that this event provides an opportunity for active business meetings and serves as the first step toward our bright future.     

Chairman, Osaka/Kansai Council of Tourism EXPO Japan 2021.

Shinichi FUKUSHIMA
Chairman, Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
Hello, everybody. I’m Shinichi Fukushima, Chairman of the Osaka-Kansai Council of Tourism EXPO Japan 2021. This time around, TEJ will be held in Osaka/Kansai for the first time in 2 years. I welcome all of you to participate with open arms. Thanks to support from the entirety of Osaka/Kansai, the exhibition in 2019, which was the first to be held outside of Tokyo, was a great success, with an all-time high of 150,000 attendees. At the moment, the tourism industry remains in a very tough situation. Although the environment around us has changed drastically due to the coronavirus, tourism continues to have significant growth potential and universal value. As Osaka/Kansai comes together to revitalize the tourism industry ahead of Expo 2025 in Osaka/Kansai, we are also doing our best to cooperate based on our business philosophy of revitalizing the region through tourism so that TEJ2021 can serve as a trigger for the recovery of the tourism industry all across Japan and the rest of the world. As we are also planning various projects and exhibitions that capture the essence of Osaka/Kansai, please look forward to them. I look forward to welcoming all of you at the venue.

Event Outline 2021

Event Name Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 OSAKA, KANSAI
Event Period Thursday, November 25, 10:30am - 6pm
Friday, November 26, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, November 27, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 28, 10am – 5pm
※ November 25th (Thu) and 26th (Fri) are reserved for business meetings by industry professionals and will not be open to the general public.
Organizers Japan Travel and Tourism Association
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
Special Cooperation All Nippon Travel Agents Association
Regional Support Tourism EXPO Japan Osaka/Kansai Council
Venue INTEX OSAKA
1-5-102, Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, 559-0034
* How to access to INTEX OSAKA
Concurrent Event VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart (VJTM) 2021 (Organized by JNTO)
Simultaneous Event Travel DX Solution 2021
IR Gaming EXPO 2021
e-sports Tourism 2021
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