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 May 12, 2015
JTB Global Marketing & Travel and Pacific World Partner To Offer Integrated DMC Services In Japan

 Pacific World has recently confirmed a strategic alliance with JTB Global Marketing & Travel, Japan's leading Destination Management Company, starting as of 1st May 2015.

Through this partnership, Pacific World will leverage the strength of JTB Global Marketing & Travels' incoming business and align themselves to provide leading meetings & events services in Japan.

The strategic alliance will enable Pacific World to showcase Japan as a meetings and incentive destination - to their network of corporate and agency meeting planners worldwide.

Herve Joseph-Antoine, Global MD of Pacific World commented, "Japan is known as an inspiring traditional destination, but the country is recently being rediscovered by corporates and associations based in the Americas and Europe as a key strategic destination for conferences and events in the Asia Pacific region. We have a long past working relationship with JTB, now is the time to formalize this commercial alliance and offer a 'new Japan' value proposition to our clients together."

Haruhiko Sakano, Director of Sales & Marketing at JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. commented, "Pacific World is one of the most reputable DMC in the MICE industry. We are confident that with this strategic alliance we are able to cover the Asian region and both our companies will be able to strongly promote our destinations along with the rapidly growing Asian market."

Through its strategic alliances, Pacific World now covers two of the most important markets and destinations for meetings & events; Japan and USA. Together Pacific World, JTB Global Marketing & Travel and ACCESS Destination Services provide the most complete, integrated and global DMC solution available to clients.

Pacific World

Founded in 1980 in Hong Kong, Pacific World is a dedicated destination and event management company operating in 31 countries and over 100 destinations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Pacific World and North America leader ACCESS Destination Services have formed a strategic alliance in March 2014, offering access to 80 destinations around the world to agencies, corporates and associations.

Pacific World is part of the Accommodation and Destinations sector of TUI Travel PLC, one of the world's leading international travel groups, listed on the London Stock Exchange.


JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.

JTB was founded in 1912 as Japan Tourist Bureau, an organization that was founded in cooperation between the government and the private sector with a mission to invite and serve the needs of visitors from abroad. With the development of the Japanese economy, the demands for the travel increased and with it the company also expanded. At the same the company acquired a diverse wealth of travel expertise, gathered not only by its well-informed and professional staff but also by its numerous divisions operating a wide array of business models. In 2006 JTB Corp. restructured itself and became a holding company splitting itself to numerous group companies to strengthen each profession it holds. Among the numerous group companies, JTB Global Marketing & Travel (JTBGMT), former "International Travel Division" is dedicated solely for inbound business to Japan. Although now independent, JTBGMT still succeeds the spirit & DNA and pass down the know-how and hospitality gained over the past hundred years to our next generation.