“Travel Mart 2012” was held at Yokohama Pacifico in Minato Mirai in Yokohama Kanagawa pref. Nov. 20-21 hosted by Japan Tourism Agency and JNTO(Japan National Tourism Organization). http://www.vjtm.jp/index.html
More than 270 oversea buyers(travel agencies) from 17 countries and regions, such as China, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and so forth and media from 11 countries and regions were invited. They contacted or visited booths of Japanese sellers(inbound related businesses) and exchanged information and had business negotiations with them.
In addition, 16 familiarization trips were also provided for the invited visitors. The aftermath of the tsunami disaster and territory disputes with closer countries didn’t affect the event much. I visited the event myself and found very lively and successful even compared with the same event last year. This may be a good sign of recovering situations of Japanese inbound industry.