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The Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia Adopts Joint Declaration

November 21, 2005
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

The Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia held its fourth meeting on November 17, 2005, in Taipei, Taiwan. A joint declaration was adopted by the council. This joint declaration and other matters agreed on by the council are as attached.

The Secretariat for the Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia is located within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Joint Declaration of the 4th Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia

We, the representatives of tourism administration in the cities of Delhi, Hanoi, Jakarta, Taipei and Tokyo have engaged in fruitful discussions on measures to further strengthen the tourism network consisting of eight member cities in Asia.

Various destabilizing factors currently exist for tourism such as the disasters, war, terrorism and infectious disease. It is, therefore, necessary for each member city to enhance its crisis management system and to comprehensively share information.

Tourism today encompasses a broad spectrum, which covers, for example, visits to places of interest, shopping, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, sports, education, technology, art and fashion, medical, agro and eco tourism. We believe that the cities of ANMC21, with their unique urban environments, also make attractive tourism resources that can be developed and promoted in the future.

Accordingly, in addition to the efforts being made by each city in cooperation with the others to implement such mechanisms, we intend to form a tourism network consisting of the eight cities and to attract travelers from North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and elsewhere.

At the end of the meeting, the council declares that it has reached agreement as follows on the basis of the principles outlined above.

(1) The Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia aims to achieve prosperity and development for the tourism network consisting of the eight Asian cities (Bangkok, Delhi, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Taipei, and Tokyo).

(2) The following will be implemented for the time being as joint projects:

  • Production and active use of posters, etc.
  • Planning of PR materials in media format, utilizing images of member cities
  • Planning of monitor tours
  • Planning and operation of website
  • Planning of youth exchange program (including performing arts)
  • Promotion of exchanges among private sectors in each member city
  • Tourism promotion of display at the ANMC 21 Exhibition

(3) The Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia consists of the eight cities that have expressed their willingness to participate; the Council also strongly urges participation from other cities taking part in ANMC21.

(4) The Secretariat for the Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia will be located in Tokyo, which is the city managing the project, but meetings will be held in each member city on a rotational basis.

(5) Each city will strive to promote travel exchange between the member cities.

(6) The next meeting will be held in Delhi during the course of 2006.

Taipei
November 17, 2005

ITEMS AGREED UPON
at the
Fourth Meeting of the Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia
(CPTA)

Taipei, 17th November, 2005
Taipei International Convention Center

In order to further the promotion of tourism to the eight (8) cities participating in the Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia (CPTA), the Council agrees to the following:

1) Each member city will cooperate, to the extent that it is possible to do so, in promoting attendance at various promotional events, fairs and conferences that are held in the member cities. (For example, craft fairs and culinary festivals.)

2) Each member city will consider the possibility of implementing a photo contest, designed to promote the image of Asia in target markets. In the event that member cities go ahead with a photo contest, the winning photographs will be submitted to the CPTA Secretariat for display to a worldwide audience on the Welcome to Asia Campaign Portal Site.

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