news
November 17-19 in Orlando
GBTA Announces New Dates
for 2021 Convention.
Awards
Austria Center Vienna Bags Coveted Gold and Silver Stevie Awards
Best B2C event and rapid testing lanes most valuable company response to the Covid-19 crisis category.
hotel news
First Radisson Individuals in the Baltics Opens Its Doors in Tallinn
Palace Hotel Tallinn is a monument of national architectural heritage built almost 100 years ago and respectfully renovated.
€300+ millions
The Economic Impact of Messukeskus Helsinki Melted By 80 per Cent
Pandemic damage radiates over the business life of the entire Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
sleep congress is awakening
World Sleep Congress 2022 to Be Held In Rome
EGA Worldwide Congresses & Events formally contracted as DMC service provider.
digital move
ICC Sydney Expands Broadcast and Hybrid Event Solutions with Media Studio
The studio features green screen technology which allows for visual integration of presenters into customisable background content.
21–22 October 2021
Union of International Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2021
Hosted by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) live and online.
hotel news Scotland
Virgin Hotels to Open in Glasgow
Pack your kilts, Virgin Hotels opens brand new Scottish property in 2022.
CB Italias platform
Convention Bureau Italia Premieres Box IT,
The Free Networking Online Platform for International Buyers Interested in Italy as a Mice and Wedding Destination.
new roles
Imex Group Invests in the Team With Nine New Appointments
Several new roles have been created within the business with significant investment in systems, marketing and design.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
Kyoto Welcomes Increase in International Visitor Numbers

Kyoto Convention Bureau has welcomed the news that Kansai International Airport has seen a significant increase in the number of international passengers arriving at the airport in August. The latest figures show a 41% rise in international travellers using the airport compared to the same month in 2011.

August was the sixth consecutive month to see an increase with the total number of international passengers using the airport reaching 353,160. The rise in visitor numbers can be attributed to travellers coming to Kyoto for business.

Kyoto has hosted a number of high profile conferences and meetings during the last six months including the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, the 12th International Conference on Creep and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, the 80th International Commission On Large Dams (ICOLD) Annual Meeting and the 24th Congress, the biennial congress of International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions and the 19th International Mass Spectrometry Conference.

Kyoto is one of the most accessible cities in Japan thanks to its proximity to Kansai International Airport and its location on the Shinkansen bullet train line. Earlier this year, Peach Aviation - Japan’s first dedicated low cost airline carrier – introduced international flights from Kansai International Airport to Seoul, Korea, Hong Kong and Taipei. And further investment is being made at the airport to improve access for visitors to the region and will be home to Japan's first ever dedicated low cost carrier terminal. Known as KIX T2, the 30,000 sq metre building will have boarding gates for nine aircraft and facilitate early morning and late night landings possible, making it easy for international visitors to travel globally.

James Kent, international marketing manager of the Kyoto Convention Bureau, said: “Kyoto is renowned for its experience in hosting international business events. The city combines first class facilities and history which makes it very attractive for business meetings and conferences. Infrastructure also plays an important role when organisers choose a destination. Kyoto has seen significant investment in this area so it is now even easier for business visitors to get here, and we are pleased to see that this has had a positive impact on the number of international passengers passing through Kansai International Airport. As further improvements are made to make the city more accessible we expect to see a further increase in the number of people from Asia, and around the world, to attend business events being held in Kyoto.”