While cherry blossoms were in full bloom, despite bad weather, more than 50,000 visitors attended the fair with more anticipation than last year.
Among them were many enthusiastic divers and travel lovers who were looking for new ocean resorts.
A corner of the main aisle at the fair was almost completely occupied by Pacific islands booths from Palau, Papua New Guinea, Kosrae of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Cook Islands and Marshall Islands, which was a first-time participant on the initiative of tourism authorities and diver groups.
Many visitors, who showed interest in Pacific Island Countries as new diving spots also came to the PIC booth. It included supporters in the field of tourism in Pacific Island Countries such as travel agents, who actively promoted those countries’ attractive points as well. Also, for the first time, PIC held a quiz and lottery about the Pacific Ocean that attracted many visitors with a long queue and much enthusiasm.
On April 7, PIC Director Roy Saito and two other presenters gave informative talks about the sightseeing charms of Samoa, Vanuatu and Fiji at the JATA (Japan Association of Travel Agents) Destination Seminar.
The audiences, who listened to the talks with great interest, visited the PIC booth to discuss the details of each country.
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