This research community aims to contribute to the revitalization of hot spring resorts throughout Japan by exploring potential solutions to common problems faced by those communities.
A research community that supports frameworks for the “introduction” and “use” of financial resources, focusing on accommodation tax, in order to “secure the financial resources” required to promote tourist destinations and conduct activities for destination management. Its members come from regional governments, DMOs, and other sources from across Japan.
In addition to tracking the state and trend of tourism research overseas, this research network carries out joint research and research exchange with universities and tourism related institutions throughout the world for the improvement of Japanese tourism research, including at this Foundation, and for the purpose of networking. As part of these efforts, we have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Research Cooperation (MOU) with the Korea Culture & Tourism Institute (KCTI), under which we co-host the Japan-Korea International Tourism Conference every fall.