Abta opened registration for its 2019 Travel Convention in Tokyo to all today (Friday) with flights, hotels and tours available, including World Cup Rugby match tickets and tours.

Registration has previously been open only to those who pre-booked and paid a deposit immediately after last year’s Convention.

The 2019 Convention on October 7-9 coincides with the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan so attendees are advised to book as quickly as possible to ensure their flights, accommodation, tour places and any match tickets. Attendance will be capped at 600.

Economy return fares with Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) are available for £599 direct from Heathrow and £449 via other European hubs. Note that direct flights operate to Tokyo Haneda airport, 30 minutes from the Convention hotel, whereas other flights operate to Narita 90 minutes away.

All delegates will stay at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa next to the Convention venue and near to Tokyo’s Shinagawa rail station.

Official Rugby World Cup 2019 weekend-break packages are available to delegates, including for the England v Argentina, England v France and Scotland v Japan games in October. Packages all include four nights’ accommodation in Tokyo, match tickets and rail transfers.

Convention tour operator partners InsideJapan Tours, Cosmos and Wendy Wu Tours have a selection of pre and post-Convention tours on offer – including a week-long ‘Get Beneath the Surface’ tour with InsideJapan, a tour of Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara with Cosmos and ‘Best of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto’ and ‘Best of Tokyo, Nikko and Mount Fuji’ with Wendy Wu Tours.

The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) is offering a choice of two and three-night fam trips, pre and post-Convention – including a stay in a traditional Ryokan, a tour of Hokkaido, a ‘Golden Route’ tour of World Heritage Sites, and a ‘nature and history’ tour.

There is also a choice of full-day and half-day excursions in and around Tokyo.

The Travel Convention 2019, October 7-9, Tokyo.
Full details are available at thetravelconvention.com

Travel Weekly is delighted to be the Travel Convention’s trade media partner once again.