The Association of National Tourist Office Representatives in Japan (ANTOR-JAPAN) – previously known as F.G.T.O. – is a voluntary, non-profitable, and non-political association of the representatives of foreign national tourist organizations. It was established in 1966. The Association exists for or the exchange of views on matters of mutual concern and interest within the major foreign promotional sector of the travel industry can express its views. It also assists in improving operational techniques and standards of travel destination marketing by providing a non-commercial (and collective) viewpoint. Recently, provision was made for allied members so as to encourage a more direct liaison and exchange with commercial organizations in travel industry. Through its direct activities-such as symposiums, guest speakers at meetings, and participation in many travel industry events. ANTOR-JAPAN can be regarded as a substantial contributor to the expansion and internationalization of the Japanese travel industry.
We are glad to announce the New Board Members of ANTOR-JAPAN:
Director in Japan
Regional Manager Asia and Australia
Germany National Tourist Office
Japan & South Korea Regional
Director, Catalan Tourist Board
Created in 1966, ANTOR-JAPAN is the association of foreign tourist representatives. ANTOR-JAPAN aims at strengthening the growth of outbound tourism from Japan to the world through cooperation with the travel trade.
Tourism is obviously a major industry, but it’s also a special industry. We think that developing international tourism leads to a better understanding and appreciation of various nations and cultures and thus plays a vital part in making the world a better, safer, friendlier place for all.
For three years now the world has been facing difficult circumstances and we have seen many changes happen in the tourism industry.
For many months the inbound & outbound tourism to and from Japan has been stopped excluding in part the business travel.
However, in 2022 we have started to see a limited "re-start", especially since the re-opening of the borders of Japan in last October.
Market recovery has begun slowly but we expect a much stronger recovery in 2023 with Japanese people being able to travel easily again.
There are still many uncertainties in front of us and it is then very important that we work together and keep sharing each destination's information to prepare this recovery in the best possible way.
All ANTOR-JAPAN members remain motivated and active. We all look forward to get the Japanese outbound market moving again with our friends from the travel trade.
Let us make 2023 the year when many Japanese travel abroad again!