Tunisia is planning to identify efforts to boost Japanese tourist flow, Tunisian National Tourism Board (ONTT) Director-general Habib Ammar said Monday in Hammamet.
The official pointed out, during a training session on “Development Policies of Tourist Sector,” that some 15 million Japanese tourists visit annually the different world countries, and Tunisia hosts only 13,000 among them.
He specified, during this event organized by ONTT, in co-operation with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA), that action will focus on mobilization of means to attract Japanese tourists who appreciate the Saharan and cultural tourism.
To this end, offers are to be developed and diversified, and to be based on a specific marketing policy, in addition to improving know-how in Japanese culinary arts in tourism schools and training of tourist guides fluent in Japanese.
JICA representative Tomi Zaoua Wben announced that a delegation from the Agency will visit Tunisia in December 2011 to look into ways to increase the Japanese tourist flow.
This training session, held November 14-25, 2011 with the participation of 15 tourism officials from 8 African countries, is part of the implementation of the triangular co-operation program between Japan, Tunisia and African and Arab countries, particularly in improving skills in the tourism field.