Special Column: World Economic Forum on East Asia —Thoughts on the Possibilities of "Inclusive Tourism," a New Breed of Tourism that Brings All People and Organizations Together for a Truly Social Effort
In Japan the World Economic Forum (WEF) is primarily known for its annual meeting in Davos, but throughout the year it holds various meetings around the world, whether by region or by industry. From June 5-7, the WEF on East Asia was held in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar. Myanmar has been gaining attention for its rapid development and return to the international community following two decades of rule by the military junta, during which period democratization was halted and economic growth was virtually nonexistent. But the country is now moving forward with political reforms led by President Thein Sein, and in 2014 it will chair the ASEAN Summit. The last WEF meeting was for Myanmar the first international conference held in recent years where learned circles from industry, government and academia gathered from around the world.
Japanese Economic Trend
Effects of recent economic trends on leisure and travel consumption
Along with the continuing drop in the yen and high stock value since the end of 2012, hopes for the favorable economic situation are rising. Consumer interest for investment, expensive goods, travel and leisure became high.