The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail officiated the opening of the 9th Council of Promotion for Tourism in Asia (CPTA) at the auditorium of the Kuala Lumpur Library. The meeting was chaired by Nobuhiro Maeda, director general of Industrial and Labour Affair Bureau, Tokyo Metropolitan government, who is also the CPTA chairperson.
Issues discussed during the two-day meeting were of reports on conditions surrounding the implementation of joint projects and proposals for new joint projects, matters relating to the promotion of the “Welcome to Asia Campaign”, as well as opportunities for inter-city collaboration in fostering the regional tourism industry
Established in 2002, the CPTA has nine member cities, Tokyo, New Delhi, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the projects under the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21). Since its establishment, the CPTA has conducted a series of initiatives that included the promotion of Welcome to Asia campaign, development of promotional materials, stury tours between cities, tourism and cultural exhibitions, exchanges of ideas for the expansion of the regional tourism industry and sharing of best practices.
MICE in Asia representatives were at the press conference held by the Mayor on the outcome of the CPTA two-day meeting.
Nobuhiro Maeda, Director General, Bureau of Industrial and Labour Affairs briefing the media on issues discussed during the 9th Council of Promotion for Tourism in Asia held at the auditorium of the Kuala Lumpur Library.
Julia Douglas with Nobuhiro Maeda and Rieko Tani, Director for City Sales, Tourism Division of Bureau of Indudstrial and Labour Affairs