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Latvia, Japan signs agreement on intention on closer cooperation in tourism.

RIGA, Sept 11 (LETA) - The Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) director Andris Ozols and Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) president Hiromi Tagawa today signed an agreement on intent on closer cooperation between both countries in tourism, LIAA reported.

Today, a meeting was held with participation of JATA representatives, Latvian Economics Minister Ralfs Nemiro, Transport Minister Talis Linkaits, Ozols, representatives from the international airport Riga, the Economics Ministry.

The goal of the agreement is to promote closer cooperation between the Latvian and Japanese tourism industries, exchange information, share the good practice in development of tourism products, organize marketing events that ensure bigger tourism flow between both countries.

The agreement also provide for organization of significant tourism projects, including development of charter flights between Japan and Latvia.

Latvia's tourism marketing strategy for 2018-2023 lists Japan as the priority distant tourism destination, where marketing activities are held, promoting Latvia's tourism opportunities and the Baltic region as a whole.

According to the Central Statistical Bureau, in the past years the number of Japanese tourists in hotels and other tourist facilities has been growing considerably. Since 2015, the number of Japan's tourists to Latvia has risen by 70 percent. In 2018, 29,534 tourists from Japan were registered in Latvian hotels.

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