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Introduction to the Subsidy System by the Local Governments in San’in
(Tottori and Shimane)

The Subsidy System by the Local Governments in San'in(Cruise Ship)

[1] 2017 Cruise Ship Promotion Program Subsidy

■Purpose

By subsidizing a portion of the operating expenses related to conducting site-seeing tours and other tourism related activities when cruise ships stop at Sakaiminato port we aim to promote tourism in Tottori and Shimane prefectures.

■General
  1. Amount of Subsidy
    Each tour must include visits to tourism facilities within Tottori or Shimane prefecture that charge an entry fee.
    ※Meals at restaurants and related food service facilities qualify as a visit to a fee-based tourism facility
  2. Eligible Parties
    (Reference : http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/shisaku/sangyou/ryokogyoho.html)

    Business operators registered in accordance with the Travel Agency Act as Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 Travel Operators or cruise ship companies sponsoring tourism at port of call.
  3. Subsidy amount
    10,000 yen a bus per visit to fee-based tourism facility per tour
    ※Minimum of 15 participants per tour group
  4. Amount of Subsidy
    Maximum subsidy of 500,000 yen per eligible party for each cruise ship and 30,000 yen per bus
■Application Period

May 1, 2017 to March 31,2018
※However, the application period for subsidies may end early at the time the total budgeted amount of subsidies for this program is reached.

■Application Method

Complete the Subsidy Application Form (form 1), Business Plan (form 2), Budgeted Income and Expense Report (form 3) as specified by the San’in Tourism Organization Cruise Ship Promotion Program Subsidy Outline and submit along with an attached tour itinerary to the below address:

■Submissions (Inquiries)

Attention: Yamaki
San’in Tourism Organization
Yonago Ekimae Shopping Center 4F
Tottori Prefecture, Yonago, Suehirocho, 311
683-0043
TEL +81-859-21-1502 FAX +81-859-21-1524

Shimane prefecture subsidy system

[1] Subsidies for group tours within Matsue

Assistance with lodging accommodations within Matsue for travel agencies offering group tours from overseas.

■Looking for

Travel agencies planning, coordinating and conducting tour groups to Japan

■Requirements
  1. Non-Japanese nationals with a primary purpose of sightseeing within Matsue
  2. Tour group minimum of 15 participants
  3. Minimum of one night stay in Matsue
  4. Not receiving subsidies from other lodging accommodations
■Amount of Subsidy
  • 2,000 yen x No. of tour group participants x No. of nights x No. of nights (limit of 3 nights)
  • Maximum amount of 5,000,000 yen to a single tour company (Until March 31, 2017)
■Contact Information

Matsue International Tourism Division
TEL +81-852-55-5633 FAX +81-852-55-5550

[2] Subsidies for group tours within Izumo

Assistance with lodging accommodations within Izumo for overseas marketed group tours departing and returning overseas.

■Looking for

Travel agents planning and coordinating tour groups to Japan

■Conditions
  1. Tour group minimum of 15 participants
  2. Lodging in Izumo to go sightseeing in Izumo
  3. Not receiving any other subsides from any other accommodations
■Amount of Subsidy
  • 2,000 yen x No. of tour group participants x No. of nights
  • Maximum amount of 50,000 yen for a single tour
■Contact Information

Izumo International Exchange Promotion Division
TEL +81-853-21-6588 FAX +81-853-21-6585

[3] Subsidies for chartered bus tours

Assistance for travel agencies offering group tours from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand using charter buses along with lodging accommodations within Shimane.

■Looking for

Travel agencies offering group travel tours from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand

■Requirements
  1. Traveling from Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Thailand
  2. Minimum of one night stay within Shimane
  3. Tour group minimum of 15 people
■Amount of subsidy

50,000yen x No. of busses

■Contact Information

Shimane Prefecture Tourism Promotion Division
TEL +81-852-22-6756 FAX +81-852-22-5580

[4] Subsidies for coming by Yonago/Seoul flights as well as DBS cruise ferry

Assistance for travel agencies offering group tours within Shimane and Tottori using Yonago/Seoul flights and the DBS cruise ferry.

■Looking for

Foreign Travel Agencies

■Conditions
  1. One way or round trip usage of Yonago/Seoul flights and DBS cruise ferry
  2. Minimum of one night within Shimane or Tottori
  3. Tour must involve places that include admission fees
■Amount of subsidy
  • 1,000 yen x participants x No. of nights
  • Maximum amount of 4 nights
■Contact Information
  • Lodging accommodations in Shimane: Shimane Tourism Promotion Division
    TEL +81-852-22-6756 FAX +81-852-22-5580
  • Lodging accommodations in Tottori: Tottori Tourism Strategy Division
    TEL +81-857-26-7221 FAX +81-857-26-8308

[5] Subsidies for using international chartered flights to airports within Shimane

■Looking for

Travel agencies offering tours using charter flights from overseas

■Requirements
  1. Tours must land and take off from Shimane airports using international charter flights
  2. Minimum of one night stay within Shimane
■Subsidy amount
  • 5,000 yen x No. of participants
  • Maximum limit of 500,000yen to one plane
■Contact Information

Shimane Transport Policy Division
TEL +81-852-22-5938 FAX +81-852-22-6511

Tottori prefecture subsidy system

[1] Inbound Charter Flight Support

■Eligible Parties

Airline Company /Travel agency

■Requirements

International chartered flight from China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, the Primorsky Territory, Thailand, etc. and international tours arriving in either Yonago airport or Tottori airport.
Minimum of one night stay within Tottori.

■Support Details
  1. Airline Company :
    3/4 of the amount of the total landing fee(cost of the landing fee, noise fee, conservation fee, and use of navigational support facilities fee)
    (Implemented in conjunction with below subsidy to travel agency)
    ※Maximum of 200,000 yen per landing
  2. Travel agency :
    5,000 yen per customer participating in a tour with more than one night in a lodging facility within Tottori Prefecture
    (Implemented in conjunction with above subsidy to airline company)
    ※Maximum of 1,000,000 yen per inbound aircraft.
■Source of Support

Tottori Prefectural Subsidies

■Contact Information

Tottori Tourism and Exchange Bureau Tourism Strategy Division
TEL +81-857-26-7221 FAX +81-857-26-8308

[2] Outbound Charter Flight Support

■Eligible Parties

Travel agency

■Requirement

Tour using an international chartered flight outbound from Yonago airport or Tottori airport.

■Support Details

5,000 yen per participant on the tour
※based on one outbound chartered flight

  1. under 200 seats →maximum 500,000 yen
  2. above 200 seats → maximum 1,000,000 yen
■Source of Support

Airport Promotion Assembly

■Contact Information

Tottori Tourism and Exchange Bureau Tourism Strategy Division
TEL +81-857-26-7221 FAX +81-857-26-8308
E-mail Tottori Tourism and Exchange Bureau Tourism Strategy Division E-mail

[3] Program to Promote Overseas Tourism to Tottori Prefecture

■Eligible Parties

Travel agencies

■Requirement

Subsidies for the below expenses will be provided to travel agencies that engage in promoting the development and sales of tourism programs for overseas visitors within Tottori Prefecture.

■Subsidy Details
  1. Tourism product creation expenses
    (1)Expense of the tourism program observation group
    (2)Expense of the monitored tour
  2. Tourism product sale promotion Expense
    (1)Expense of public information and advertisement
    (2)Expense of creating sales promotion tools
    (3)Expense of broadcasting on cable TV home shopping programs
    (4)Expense of promoting tourism product on company administered websites (including content on company homepage and company run social network sites)
    However, the number of views on the above mentioned methods of promotion must be greater than that of the Tottori prefectural website
  3. Tourism product operational expenses
    (1)Expense of cycling tour
     
    • Expense of chartering vehicles for transportation of bicycles
    • Guide expense
    (2)Expense of trekking tour and walking tour guides
    (3)Expense of chartering buses

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■Contact Information

Tottori Tourism and Exchange Bureau Tourism Strategy Division
TEL +81-857-26-7221 FAX +81-857-26-8308
E-mail Tottori Tourism and Exchange Bureau Tourism Strategy Division E-mail

[4] Consignment of Promotion for Green Tourism JET Operation

■Requirement

A seasonal charter flight that makes three consecutive take-off and landings at a prefectural airport will be entrusted with the following programs:

■Eligible Parties
  1. Airline Company :
    Programs to promote charter operation through magazines, passenger announcements, etc. that utilize prefectural tourism resources (including manga related events).
    Programs to distribute free samples of Tottori prefectural tourism related goods
  2. Travel agency :
    In the case of creating tourism products (such as tours which utilize the nature and other tourism resources found within the prefecture), programs to promote Tottori prefectural tourism resources to accompany publicizing and advertising such tourism products.
    (Examples: golf, skiing, sea bathing, fruit picking, manga contest participation)
■Contact Information

Tottori Tourism and Exchange Bureau Tourism Strategy Division
TEL +81-857-26-7221 FAX +81-857-26-8308
E-mail Tottori Tourism and Exchange Bureau Tourism Strategy Division E-mail

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