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Thursday, 20 September, 2018, 14 : 45 PM [IST]

India’s Kulin Kumar Holidays bags Award For Best Creative Planning in Japan

As a precursor to the Visit Japan Travel & MICE Mart 2018 (VJTM), Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), during the welcome reception for VJTM attendees, unveiled the winners of Japan Best Incentive Travel Award 2018. This third edition of the award ceremony held on September 19 at Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, saw Kulin Kumar Holidays Pvt Ltd from India win in the category of Best Creative Planning.

Other winners included Comfort Travel Services Co Ltd of Taiwan for Best Incentive Travel and JTB Australia Pty Ltd for Best Community Contribution. Prize winners made a presentation on how their programmes made use of the distinctive features of venues and the benefits that were obtained by the sponsoring companies as a result of the trip.

Speaking on the occasion, Satoshi Seino, President, JNTO, said, "There were 79 applications for the awards from all over the world. The winning programmes were unique and excellent. It was very interesting for me to learn about such wonderful incentive programmes taking place in Japan."

Addressing the MICE professionals from the world-over present at the event, he said, "I sincerely hope that through your continued support the incentive travel to Japan continues to grow in the future. I hope my MICE buyers can share more knowledge and resources to create a variety of incentive travel programs with excellent content."

"I would like to thank every member of team JNTO for their support. We are extremely proud and happy to have been honoured with this prestigious recognition and look forward to increased business into Japan from India," said an elated Kulin Shah, CEO of Kulin Kumar Holidays.

The selection criteria for the 3 awarded applications were based on itineraries that:
•    Made the best use of the features of the visited destination,
•    Illustrated successful post-event impact on attendees and corporates
•    Demonstrated innovative use of technology and planning, and
•    Demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the region through cultural exchanges with the local community

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