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Let's think about a tourist tax together

The Hokkaido Prefectural Government are planning to introduce a tourist tax to finance tourism promotion amid record-breaking arrivals of travelers from abroad. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government became the first to introduce such a tax in October 2002 and the Osaka Prefectural Government followed suit last January. The Kutchan Town is now considering the introduction of a tourist tax to help make the global resort of Niseko (half of which sits in Kutchan Town) even more attractive. We would like to hold a symposium relating to the tourist tax. We hope that you can attend the symposium.

Date    October 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Place    "Tanta-an" Niseko Grand Hirafu Mountain Center 2F
Application Unnecessary

Keynote Speech 6:40p.m.-7:20p.m.
「Tourist Tax In Niseko Area」 Yuichi Yamada, Chief Researcher, Japan Travel Bureau Foundation

Panel Discussion 7:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

Yoshinao Kamae, General Manager, Tokyu Ski Resort
Junko Watanabe, President, Niseko Hirafu Area Management
Chris Pickering, Director and Group General Manager, Hokkaido Tourism Management
Yoshiaki Omori, President&Representative Director, OMfoods-Sushi Yoteimaru
Satochi Yoshida, President, Kutchan Tourism Association

◆Lecturer    Yuichi Yamada, Chief Researcher, Japan Travel Bureau Foundation
◆Chairperson  Yoshihito Tanaka, General Exective Director, Kutchan Tourism Association