What’s up in Fukuoka
Inspectors from ASEAN Cruise Ship Division visited Fukuoka!
June, 1st, 2011
Ryoko Takano, Cruise Coordinator
The members of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Cruise Division made an inspection tour to Fukuoka on 1st of JUNE.
Representing Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore, they came to Kyushu to survey the current status and provisions for cruise ship reception in major ports.
The delegation had a discussion with relevant departments of Fukuoka City Government in order to learn about the City’s measures to enhance systems to welcome foreign visitors.
The delegation found Fukuoka’s unique system particularly educational, in which the City Government, Convention Bureau and volunteer citizens are collaborating in guiding cruise visitors.
Expecting cruise ships to resume their tours to Fukuoka in August after a long break since 3.11 disasters, Fukuoka City regards it imperative to further reinforce its system and function to receive visitors for the years to come.