The bureaucrats in the Japanese Government Tourist Bureau (JNTO – Japan National Tourism Organization) one can already do almost sorry: Years ago we had put there the noble goal, to 2010 annually 10 To attract millions of visitors. If you open the Website, there is also quite large and still propagated in a prime location:
Japan National Tourist Office (JNTO) is the number of people to achieve 10 million foreign visitors by 2010
(JNTO is working, to 2010 annually 10 To bring millions of tourists to Japan)
So far, so good. A quick glance to the left, and there, the latest statistics:
2009の outside the customer's visit to Japan the number of wa -18.7% の 679 million overseas Japanese wa -3.4% the の 1,545 million ni
Number of visitors to Japan 2009 (compared to last year) at 18,7% on 6,79 Million fell. Number of outbound Japanese (During the same period) at 3,4% on 15,45 Million fell.
The reasons, but that was probably not run, be the global recession and the Swine Flu New type of influenza called.
Since we have still a fair bit of work to do: Finally, should the number of visitors 2010 compared to the previous year by almost exactly 50% increase.
One of the campaigns, one has begun to achieve its goal, is the “Yokoso! Japan” (Welcome! Japan)-Campaign. As the owner of this site, which is indeed engaged to a great extent with Japan, I had times when a touch of business sense and called the office manager of the campaign. So I said on the phone:
“I am so and operator of the website with so and so many visitors, the most widely read blog in German-speaking and a website, the previous round 100 various destinations in Japan presents a detailed. Would not that be a good platform for your campaign?”.
“So with the operators of websites, we are actually doing nothing at all, because we are not really interested.”
I persisted – “How is it, if you want to use the distinctive logo of the campaign?”
“Hmm, So there you have to submit a formal application with us. The page / article will be reviewed by us and eventually accepted or not”.
Mind, during the interview, it was not directly about money at all times. But what the heck – I think, This blog and associated pages are advertising enough. Also, what are you waiting!
The Word of the Day: Visit to Japan hōnichi. Visit Japan. The visit to Japan. I would be interested ever, How many readers of this blog already in Japan were (and if so how often) or. in Japan. Also, reports once you!