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Annual Marianas Roadshow held in Japan

(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority held its annual Marianas 3-city Roadshow in Japan on March 4-6, 2019, providing details of the Marianas a tourist destination to travel agents and media.

Over 200 major Japanese travel agents attended the seminars held on March 4-6, 2019, in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo.

The Marianas Visitors Authority and partners promote the Marianas at the Marianas Roadshow on March 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Front from left, MVA Japan PR manager Yuka Sawada, Aqua Resort Club Saipan Japan sales manager Noriko N. JIM, PIC Saipan Japan market sales manager Noriko Watanabe, PDI. assistant GM Hiroko Tajima, Mariana Ocean/Mariana Grand Service’s Hiroko K. Tenorio, Mariana Ocean/Mariana Grand Service’s Junko  Saikaishi,  MVA Japan  sales  manager Kyoko  Okabe,  MVA Japan  PR  Keiko Hino, MVA Japan assistant sales manager Masanori Shimada. Back, from left, Kensington Hotel Saipan director of sales and marketing Ted Jung, Grandvrio Resort Saipan Tokyo sales manager Hiroyuki Sasaki, Grandvrio Resort Saipan GM   Kunito Izumi, Hyatt Regency Saipan GM Nick Nishikawa, then-MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion, MVA country manager Takashi Ichikura, MVA marketing manager Thomas Kim, Mariana Ocean Japan/Obot AI sales & marketing Yoshinori Oura, Mariana Ocean Japan/Obot AI sales & marketing Kyohei Honda.The Marianas Visitors Authority and partners promote the Marianas at the Marianas Roadshow on March 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Front from left, MVA Japan PR manager Yuka Sawada, Aqua Resort Club Saipan Japan sales manager Noriko N. JIM, PIC Saipan Japan market sales manager Noriko Watanabe, PDI. assistant GM Hiroko Tajima, Mariana Ocean/Mariana Grand Service’s Hiroko K. Tenorio, Mariana Ocean/Mariana Grand Service’s Junko Saikaishi, MVA Japan sales manager Kyoko Okabe, MVA Japan PR Keiko Hino, MVA Japan assistant sales manager Masanori Shimada. Back, from left, Kensington Hotel Saipan director of sales and marketing Ted Jung, Grandvrio Resort Saipan Tokyo sales manager Hiroyuki Sasaki, Grandvrio Resort Saipan GM Kunito Izumi, Hyatt Regency Saipan GM Nick Nishikawa, then-MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion, MVA country manager Takashi Ichikura, MVA marketing manager Thomas Kim, Mariana Ocean Japan/Obot AI sales & marketing Yoshinori Oura, Mariana Ocean Japan/Obot AI sales & marketing Kyohei Honda.

The seminar series is designed to provide Japanese travel agents with the latest information on this beach resort destination, arming them to better sell the destination and develop new tour packages.

“Of course, the focus of this year’s roadshow was Skymark Airlines’ commencement of direct service between Tokyo and Saipan, information that was well received by the travel industry,” said MVA marketing manager Thomas Kim.

120 travel trade and media representatives attend the Marianas Roadshow on March 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. The roadshow was organized by the Marianas Visitors Authority to promote the destination.120 travel trade and media representatives attend the Marianas Roadshow on March 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. The roadshow was organized by the Marianas Visitors Authority to promote the destination.

“We also emphasized the importance of the Japanese visitors to the Marianas and provided updates on the recent Resident Instagrammer program we have undertaken.”

The seminar and the workshop was also supported by destination stakeholders engaged in Marianas’ tourism, including Asiana Airlines, United Airlines, Aqua Resort Club Saipan, Kanoa Resort Saipan, Grandvrio Resort Saipan, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Kensington Hotel Saipan, PIC Saipan, LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort, Rota Resort & Country Club, PDI, T Galleria Saipan by DFS, Mariana Ocean/Mariana Grand Service, and Kan Pacific.

Travel trade and media representatives attend the Marianas Roadshow on March 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan.  MVA photosTravel trade and media representatives attend the Marianas Roadshow on March 6, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. MVA photos

In addition to a general overview by MVA, presentations were made by tourism partners.