Global networking and events specialist Connections will hold its inaugural Japanese event in Tokyo next February.

The Connections platform offers travel professionals the opportunity to meet and develop business relationships through memorable experiences.

The Tokyo event will build on this successful formula to showcase Japan as a destination for the luxury traveller.

Connections Tokyo will provide elite global travel buyers the chance to meet luxury hoteliers, destination management companies and other travel suppliers from Tokyo.

Alongside one-to-one meetings, senior executives and industry experts will explore new business opportunities while participating in local experiences such as tea ceremonies, Zazen meditation, Kendo samurai warrior workshops and calligraphy sessions.

Masashi Imai, tourist promotion department manager for the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau, said: “We chose Connections because of their personal approach in uniting the finest buyers and suppliers through experiences that best showcase a destination.

“This event will be the opportunity to form long-lasting relationships in the tourism industry and an enlightening opportunity for Tokyo’s growth.”

Micaela Giacobbe, founder and director of Connections, added: “We cannot wait to deliver the first Connections event to Tokyo, and to champion a city so rich in authenticity and experience.

“Our inaugural event in Japan will be a significant moment in the Connections story and will offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the country’s luxury travel offering.”

Connections is part of the Jacobs Media Group portfolio which also includes Travel Weekly and The Caterer.

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