MORE MICE stakeholders in Japan are joining the Kyoto Convention Bureau (KCB) in bringing in business, as the Japanese city gains greater popularity as a destination for meetings, incentives and conferences.
According a statement issued by the bureau earlier this week, member count has grown from 244 to 270 since March this year. The membership includes conference facilities, hotels, travel agencies, conference organisers and other MICE services providers.
James Kent, KCB international marketing manager, said: “Our members have seen the benefits of being a part of KCB, as the amount of business they get has been increasing. This has shown other venues and service providers how they can tap into this lucrative market.
“We’re delighted that more organisations are joining (the bureau), and the addition of the new members will help make the city an even more attractive place to do business.”