International Symposium on Green Tourism 2023 -A Challenge toward Environmentally Friendly Tourism for Prosperous Communities-

Last Update : 2023/1/26

 With regard to sustainable tourism, “Green Tourism” is attracting increasing global attention. In other words it is “environmentally friendly tourism”. What kind of initiatives are supposed to be Green Tourism?

In this symposium, we will invite local communities and tourism-related businesses as a panelist from inside and outside Japan who are working together to proceed initiatives of Green Tourism in their communities and show some good practices. We hope that it would help to deepen your understanding of Green Tourism and make efforts to it in future. 

Symposium Information

Date: February 10, 2023 (Fri)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (JST)
Venue: online + Shinagawa The Grand Hall (Tokyo)
Language: Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation)
Program: keynote speech, presentations, panel discussion
Application deadline: January 31, 2023 
Participation fee: free of charge

Organized by: Japan Tourism Agency / UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific
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To register, please check the link below.


In recent years, our planet has been hit by global warming and extreme weather, and people are becoming more conscious of the environment in their daily lives than ever before.
The same is true in the field of tourism. Green tourism has become more common, especially among travelers and tourism operators in Europe, the U.S., and Australia, as well as being brought up frequently in international discussions. It will attract more attention in the future.

In Japan, on the other hand, we could say that green tourism is not recognized and people do not understand what it is and what benefits it offers very well.

Green tourism not only preserves the natural environment in local communities, but also stimulates new tourism demand and promotes local employment. Therefore it contributes to sustainable tourism that realizes a virtuous cycle of economy and society in communities.

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