iTWS japan Limited Liability Partnership was established in October 2018 by 5 National Government Certified Guide Interpreters. In addition to such travel-related certificates as Certified General Travel Services Supervisor and Licensed Domestic Tour Conductors, our members possess highly specialized qualifications such as U.S.CPA, Trekking Guide certified by the Japan Mountain Guide Association, System Audit Engineer, etc., thus making us more professional and unique.
In 2018, over 30 million inbound travelers (international visitors to Japan) visited our country. And in coming years, Japan is going to host international events like Rugby World Cup 2019, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020, and World Expo Osaka 2025, which will make us expect further expansion of inbound tourism. Meanwhile, their interests are becoming more diversified than ever. In fact, inbound travelers, especially repeat travelers, tend to visit unique and rare spots, go to local areas, or experience the authentic Japanese culture, instead of visiting famous sightseeing spots and going on a shopping spree. To fulfill their needs and build the position as a tourism-oriented nation beyond the sightseeing boom, it is essential that not only businesses directly involved in the inbound tourism but also the administration and people in local communities get globalized.
We always welcome inbound travelers as a guide interpreter. Furthermore, taking advantage of the strengths of each member, we are committed to helping the globalization of inbound business operators through consulting and of schools via foreign language lectures, and contribute to the regional revitalization. As a result, we are to achieve the inbound business version of “Three-Way Satisfaction” in our country. In fact, this is our vision.
Dies Faustus, March, 2019
Representative Partner, iTWS japan LLP