Monaco’s Tourism and Conventions Office (DTC), and hotel partners Fairmont Monte Carlo and SBM, have enjoyed excellent road shows in Tokyo and Osaka. The visit also marked the opening of the new representative office in Japan and more than a hundred tourism professionals and journalists were invited to the various events organised for Monaco by the Candlewick Company.
Two expert figures from the Principality took part in the debates, gastronomic journalist Takanori Nakamura and Yumiko Itakura, a journalist for Elle magazine and a well-known blogger in Japan.
Through their testimonials guests were able to discover the Principality in a new and rejuvenated light.
A first dinner was organised in Tokyo at the Benoit restaurant of Alain Ducasse in the presence of lifestyle media such as GQ, Leon, Brutus, Le Figaro, Katei Gaho and Harper’s Bazaar: Guillaume Rose for the Tourism Department, Koji Ito for Fairmont and Hiro Ito for the SBM were able to answer the questions put to them by journalists.
Numerous articles were published immediately and a survey carried out by the DTC following the visit showed that the Japanese remain very interested in Monaco as a destination and its many advantages, especially the luxurious environment, security and quality of service.
Guillaume Rose also presented the latest Monegasque novelties at a lunch for high society of Osaka, gathered as part of the Monaco-Japan Friendship Club.