Welcome to VJTM 2016
2015 was a historic year in which the number of inbound visitors to Japan rapidly increased to around 19.74 million, nearly 20 million, surpassing the number of outbound Japanese people. The Japanese government has newly established the numeric target of 40 million inbound tourists to Japan for 2020 and aims for 8 trillion yen in consumption by foreign tourists in Japan. Thus, tourism-related businesses have increasingly become important from the viewpoint of inbound tourism in Japanese industries.
"VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart (VJTM) 2016" is an inbound business talk session where overseas travel agencies for trips to Japan and other related parties and tourism-related operators based in Japan meet to create a variety of inbound businesses. This year, we will also be holding it at the same time as the "Tourism EXPO Japan," as part of one of the world's largest international tourist event, aiming to promote the entire tourism industry and activate local economies.
The business talk session in VJTM 2016 uses a web-based appointment-matching system through mutual requests to enable effective and efficient arrangement of business talks. We are confident that it will definitely assist you in developing new products for traveling to Japan and in promoting business and enterprises to plan and arrange MICE. We therefore earnestly encourage you to use "VJTM 2016" as an opportunity to exchange information and expand your business and enterprises related to travel to Japan.
Overview
Inbound Business Meetings
Date : Wednesday, September 21 thru Friday, September 23,2016.
Venue : Tokyo Big Sight Inc. (3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Hosted by : Japan National Tourism Organization
Support by : Japan Tourism Agency

Familiarization trip
Date: Saturday, September 24 thru Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
*Its schedule will vary according to the course.
DISCOVER the SPIRIT of JAPAN
Link to JATA Tourism EXPO Japan