JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2019

Awards Ceremony at Osaka City Central Public Hall

Thank you for sending your applications for the JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2019!

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) recognizes best practices of incentive travels to Japan through the “JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards“.

The application period is from June 18 to August 2, 2019, and the Awards ceremony will take place on October 23, 2019, in Osaka.

Awards Ceremony
Awards Ceremony



One Grand Prize and two Excellence Awards

Prize Package

Round-trip airfare (business class), transportation and accommodation (3 nights) during the program.

Dates: October 22- 24, 2019
Accommodation: Hotel New Otani Osaka
day 1 / Arrive in Osaka day 2 / Awards Ceremony
(including cocktail reception and dinner)
day 3 / Attend VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart
day 4 / Depart Osaka

※Please note that details of the trip are subject to change.


Logo Usage

The winners can use the "JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2019" logo for their promotional activities. (3 years)

Example of logo usage

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Scoring Guidelines

Incentive itineraries will be selected based on the originality of its planning, the aspects appreciated by participants and the contribution to the destination.


  1. You are an overseas based travel agent or meeting planner that plans incentive travels to Japan.
  2. Your incentive travel took place in Japan between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 (departure date), with at least 100 pax nights (e.g. 20 pax x 5 nights= 100 pax nights)
  3. You have proof of the event taking place, such as itinerary or photos.
  4. You agree to share your travel itinerary on the JNTO website if awarded winner. However, the name of your client will not be disclosed.

Application Period

From June 18 to August 2 (17:00hs UTC+9) 2019

How to Apply

※Applications are accepted in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

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Previous Awards Winners

Local Contacts


(JNTO Head Office)

+81 3 6691 4852

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New York

Alicia Hinds

+1 212 757 5640

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Ellen Mitchell

+44 20 7398 5670

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Aurelien Bandini

+33 1 4296 2960

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Kyung Min Lee

+82 2 777 8601

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Susan Ong

+65 6223 8205

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