Asian Tourism Market Webinars - Japan and Thailand

In June, we hosted webinars on the Singapore and Korean tourism markets. You are hereby invited to participate in the follow-up webinars on the Japanese and Thailand tourism markets arranged for Rural Lifestyle project destinations: Sweden, South-Coast of Finland and Åland Islands, Estonia and Latvia.

The main topics are:

  • potential target groups for rural destinations
  • customer behaviour and expectations
  • travel after pandemics

The trainers are top professionals in tourism market field, see their short introduction below.

The target groups of the seminar are: Rural Lifestyle entrepreneurs and those planning to set up a Rural Lifestyle business, travel agencies and tour operators, local destination developers, tourism professionals, educators, students and all interested parties.

Our aim is to broaden the tourism market in our destinations and learn for whom and how we should design our attractive Rural Lifestyle packages.

  • On 23rd August 2022, the Japan Tourism Market Seminar will be held, at 10:30-12:00 Estonian, Latvian, Finnish time; 9:30-11:00 Swedish time; 16:30-18:00 Japanese time, lecturer Mr. Shigeyoshi Noto.
  • On  9th September 2022, there will be a seminar on the tourism market in Thailand, moderated by S.Noto, 10:30-12:00 Estonian, Latvian, Finnish time; 9:30-11:00 Swedish time; 16:30-18:00 Japanese time, lecturer Axel Blom.

To participate, please register at the following link and we will send you the link to the webinar platform. You can register for both trainings or choose one of them. The seminars are free of charge. If you have any questions concerned with registration, please contact

The trainings are organised by the Rural Lifestyle project, co-funded by the Interreg Central Baltic programme.

Looking for Your active participation, on behalf of Rural Lifestyle project team
Lea Sudakova

Lecturer of Estonian

University of Life Sciences,

Leader of Central Baltic Programme project Rural Lifestyle

+372 5204112

Short introduction of lecturers:

Mr. Shigeyoshi Noto
Shigeyoshi Noto started carrier of tourism promotion at Visit Finland as marketing manager in 1994 after working for a major Japanese travel agency for 10 years. He became country manager of Visit Finland in 1996 and increase the overnights by Japanese from 55000 to 230000 in 20 years with innovative ideas of products and promotions. After re-organization of Visit Finland in 2009, he established Foresight Marketing Co., Ltd. and started to promote other countries such as Baltic states and several EU projects. 

Company profile
Founded in 2010, Foresight Marketing is a tourism marketing company in Japan. We offer comprehensive marketing and representation services to governmental tourism organizations and tourism promotion projects that wish to promote destinations in the Japanese market. Our current clients include  governmental  organizations  from Finland, Baltic States, Bhutan and EU projects. We ensure success of clients’  goals through our deep understanding of the market and extensive range of contacts in the Japanese industry and media.