* In general, travel for the purposes of improving motivation and sales through incentives, recognition and training for company employees or high achievers in their agencies.
* One room night is calculated as one person staying one night (20 persons x 5 nights = 100 room nights)
Dancing Snow in Tohoku and Hakodate
(5 days, 495 people)
Comfort Travel Service Co., Ltd.(Colatour)(Taiwan)
This tour is aimed at high sales achievers in an automaking company. The tour traverses over the Tohoku and Hakodate regions in winter with a unique program that starts in Sendai and proceeds via Zao and Aomori until entry into Hakodate by bullet train. The itinerary combines the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions, enabling the full enjoyment of the charms of winter such as Tsugaru Railway Stove Trains, snowy landscapes, and inns providing every conceivable luxury where guests can enjoy the traditional culture of Aomori, and is of great economic benefit to the region. The program enables participants to enjoy the virtues of Tohoku and Hokkaido to their heart's content. It gives recognition to their achievements made throughout the year and is also projected to improve motivation. The particularly enticing contents of this tour provides incentive to employees and is expected to be linked to increased productivity in the following fiscal year.
|Day 1||Travel from Taoyuan International Airport to Sendai International Airport and Mitsui Outlet Park Sendai Port. Arrive in Sendai.|
|Day 2||Stay at Hotel Metropolitan Sendai. Visit Yamagata Zao Ropeway, Chusonji Temple (Konjikido Golden Hall) and Oshuku Hot Spring.|
|Day 3||Stay at Hotel Mori no Kaze Oshuku. Visit Hachimantai (play in snow) and Towada Art Center. Stay at Hoshino Resorts Aomoriya.|
|Day 4||Visit Oirase Gorge and Tachineputa Museum and experience Tsugaru Railway Stove Trains and JR Shinkansen (from Aomori to Hakodate). See Hakodate night view and ride Mount Hakodate Ropeway. Stay in Hakodate.|
|Day 5||Hakodate. Visit Goryokaku castle ruins (Goryokaku Tower), Hakodate Asaichi (morning market), and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse district. Travel from Hakodate Airport to Taoyuan International Airport.|
Tungaloy India Pvt. Ltd.
(8 days, 53 people)
Kulin Kumar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. (India)
This tour is for the employees of a metal parts manufacturer. It includes an educational tour to study the role of the company's products in Panasonic Living Showroom centered on a visit to the headquarters in Iwaki City. The inspiration obtained by visiting Japanese tourist spots that are new to the Indian market and rich in history and natural beauty like Kamakura, Ashikaga, Karuizawa, and the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is expected to create new business. This is a novel program from India, where great demand is projected to increase in the Japan incentive market in the future.
|Day 1||Depart Mumbai.|
|Day 2||Arrive in Tokyo. Take a city tour and visit Panasonic Living Showroom and Tokyo Skytree.|
|Day 3||Travel from Tokyo to Mount Fuji. Back to Tokyo.|
|Day 4||Travel from Tokyo to Iwaki City and take a Tangaloy plant tour. Stay in Iwaki City.|
|Day 5||Travel from Iwaki City and attend a seminar at Tungaloy Headquarters and a gala dinner.|
|Day 6||Travel from Iwaki City, visit Ashikaga Flower Park, and travel to Karuizawa Marriott Hotel.|
|Day 7||Visit Karuizawa, Ogizawa. Sight see in Tateyama (Alpine Route), travel to Toyama (by air). Back to Tokyo.|
|Day 8||Travel from Tokyo to Mumbai.|
TOP ACHIEVERS OKINAWA TOUR 2017
(10 days, 67 people)
JTB Australia Pty Ltd (Australia)
This tour aimed at high achievers and their families in an automaking company. It is a 5-night stay at a high-class resort in Okinawa. On top of including time at beach resorts, the tour deepens understanding of local history and culture through visits to places such as the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters and Shuri Castle. It also includes a party held at a unique venue in Tokyo and a barbecue dinner on the beach in Okinawa, enabling enjoyment of the charms of both regions. The program has been designed to appeal to both adults and children, and is of great economic benefit to the region. This is a good example of the kind of “city + resort” incentive travel that can entice people to Japan in the future.
|Day 1||Travel from Brisbane/Melbourne to Tokyo.|
|Day 2||Travel from Sydney/Adelaide/Perth to Tokyo.|
|Day 3||Free time. Welcome Dinner.|
|Day 4||Arrive in Okinawa (stay at the Busena Terrace).|
|Day 5||Visit Churaumi Aquarium and Cape Manzamo. Seafood BBQ dinner.|
|Day 6||Optional tour to Tsuken Island.|
|Day 7||Free time (leisure time). Farewell dinner at Bankoku Shinryokan.|
|Day 8||Free time (leisure time). Optional tour.|
|Day 9||Travel from Okinawa to Tokyo to Australia.|
|Day 10||Arrive in Australia.|
LEXUS China 匠心之旅 Series
(4 series, Total: 86 pax/ 5～8days)
JTB New Century International Tours Co., LTD (China)
This artisan culture themed incentive introduced Lexus dealers to Japan’s manufacturing industry and traditional crafts. In addition to cultural experiences, the program also contributed to the promotion of local industry. The itinerary perfectly illustrates Japan’s MICE Vision: “Japan’s Imagination and Intelligence Propel Business into the future.”
|Day 1||Fukuoka Airport～Hakata Ningyo dolls～Meeting|
|Day 2||Lexus Kyushu Miyata Plant～Kanmon Straits|
|Day 3||Bizenyaki Ichiyogama kiln～Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword～Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter～Ohara Museum of Art|
|Day 4||Korakuen～Free time at Mitsui Outlet Park|
|Day 5||Return home|
|Day 1||Fukuoka Airport～HAKATA Ningyo|
|Day 2||Hakozaki Shrine～Lexus Kyushu Miyata Plant～Fukuoka Airport～Sendai Airport|
|Day 3||Chūson-ji Temple～OIGEN (cast iron)～Tokyo Station|
|Day 4||Kataoka Byobu～INTERSECT BY LEXUS～Omotesando|
|Day 5||Return home|
|Day 1||CS improvement information session|
|Day 2||Beijing～Osaka～Shitennoji Temple|
|Day 3||Genbudo Museum|
|Day 4||Kyoto lacquerware shop～Nagoya|
|Day 5||Toyoda Sakichi Museum～Toyota Kuragaike Commemorative Hall～Fukuoka|
|Day 6||Hakozaki Shrine～Free time at Tosu Premium Outlets|
|Day 7||HAKATA Ningyo|
|Day 8||CS improvement information session|
|Day 1||To Fukuoka|
|Day 2||Hakata Ningyo dolls～Lexus Kyushu Miyata Plant～Kyoto|
|Day 3||Kawashima Selkon Textiles～Manpukuji Temple (Fucha Ryori cuisine)～Kyoto lacquerware shop|
|Day 4||Shitennoji Temple～Free time at Rinku Premium Outlets|
Global Leading Luxury Skincare Brand
-Global Conference 2017-
(4 days/ 360 pax)
EVO COMMUNICATIONS (Singapore)
This incentive program creatively connected a traditional “koji making” experience and team building program with the roots of the client company products. The attention to detail was ubiquitous throughout all aspects of the program, which also included awards and training sessions, and the atmosphere of hospitality was palpable.
The contemporary use of social media to share information made this program an influencer, promoting Japan as an incentive destination.
|Day 3||Free time|
FAN CHIA TRAVEL SERVICE (Taiwan)
This 5 day incentive program took place exclusively in Shizuoka Prefecture. The program successfully delivered high level service, cultural experiences and party surprises expected of an incentive. The organizer also utilized the support programs offered by the Shizuoka government to the fullest and the coordination between the planners and the local suppliers had a huge impact on the local economy and increased its appeal for inbound visitors.
|Day 1||Taoyuan Airport～Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport～Tsumagoi Resort|
|Day 2||Kakegawa Kachouen～S-Plurse Dream Plaza～Chibi Maruko-chan Land～S-Plurse Dream Ferry～Koibito Misaki～Nishiizu Crystal View Hotel|
|Day 3||Nishiizu Hotspring～Shuzenji～Joren Falls～Fujisan Hougu Sengentaisha～Wakutama-ike～Fuji Takasago Sake Brewery～Nippon daira Hotel|
|Day 4||Sumpu Castle Park～Oigawa Railway～Horai Bridge～Sato of Gyokuro Green Tea|
|Day 5||Kuno-zan Tosyogu Shirne～Nicoe～LaLaport Iwata～Departure|
幸福生根 北國續語 104 年度高極峰會議 (“The Root of Happiness – Story of the North Country: 2015 Summit”)
Lion Travel Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
A large-scale incentive travel program from a life insurance company. A total of 6,500 participants traveled across all of Hokkaido for six nights and seven days. Itinerary included sightseeing in various parts of Hokkaido, celebrity talks and dinner parties, and opportunities to cheer on professional Taiwanese baseball players.
Chaumet - Hurry up for sales
teamtravel premium GmbH (Germany)
Three night, four day incentive travel program for 55 people from an upscale jewelry manufacturer.
The itinerary included presentations from company executives, talks from guest speakers, visits to the company's stores in Japan, and traditional Japanese-style cuisine provided on yakatabune boats and at first-class Japanese restaurants.
In addition, the program took participants on a “Tokyo City Rally,” where participants were split into small groups to participate in a range of experiences around the city using iPads as their guide.
Millennium Achievers Tour
JTB Australia Pty Ltd (Australia)
Seven night, eight day incentive travel program for 25 people from a Japanese automaker's Australian subsidiary. After a day of sightseeing and a dinner party in Tokyo, participants took part in sightseeing and a range of experiences in Okayama, Kagawa, Tokushima, and Kobe.
Thank you for your interest in Japan and for submitting an event for the JAPAN Incentive Travel Awards 2016.
The expert panel of judges had very strict criteria.
This is the first time we have held this award competition and we were very impressed with the high quality of all the submissions.
We do intend to continue the JAPAN Incentive Travel Awards campaign next year, so we hope that you submit another event for consideration in the future.
President, Japan National Tourism Organization
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