TPO ACTIVITIES

Activity Plan for 2015

1. Meeting

The 7th General Assembly
1. The 7th General Assembly
  • Period: 27-31 May, 2015
  • Venue: Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort & Spa, Sanya China
  • Participants: 250 participants from 35 city members, 3 industry members, media and local travel agencies
  • Theme: New Leap of TPO
  • Main Program
    • Opening Ceremony, Session 1,2,3
    • The 26 th Executive Committee Meeting
    • The 7 th General Assembly Meeting
    • Round-table Meeting of Mayors
    • Bilateral Meeting of Mayors
    • Events: Networking Banquet, Welcome・Farewell Banquet, Technical Tour etc.
  • Summary
    • Election of New Presidential Group (2016~2017)

      President City: Guangzhou, China
      Co-President City: Busan, Tongyeong in Korea, Chengdu in China

    • Selection of the next host city for TPO Forum

      The host city of 7th TPO Forum 2016 was not decided, owing to no applying city.

    • Adoption of Sanya Declaration
The 26th Executive Committee Meeting
2. Executive Committee Meeting
1) The 26th Executive Committee Meeting
  • Date: 28 May, 2015 (during the 7 th General Assembly)
  • Venue: Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort & Spa, Sanya, China
  • Participants: Guangzhou, Busan, Jeonju, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Sanya, Ho Chi Minh, Ioph
  • Summary
    • Approval on the new membership of Travel Fun (Korea)
    • Amendment to the Regulations on the operation of the TPO
    • Recommendation of Guangzhou City, China as the next President City and Busan City, Tongyeong City Korea, and Chengdu City as the next Co-President Cities
    • Audit plan for the TPO Secretariat
    • Deliberation on the Joint Projects of TPO for 2016~17
The 27th Executive Committee Meeting
2) The 27th Executive Committee Meeting
  • Period: 26 November, 2015
  • Venue: Weil Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Participants: Guangzhou, Busan, Jeonju, Fukuoka, Jakarta, Ipoh, Sanya
  • Summary
    • Approval on the new membership of Jeolla-buk-do and Ulju-gun of Korea
    • Deliberation on the Settlement of Accounts 2014 and the Audit Result of the Secretariat
    • Approval on the Revision to the budget plan for 2015
    • Extended the contract of Secretary General of TPO
Regional Meeting for Korean members
3. Regional Meetings
1) Regional Meeting for Korean members
  • Date: 21 December, 2015
  • Venue: Busan Metropolitan City, Korea
  • Participants: 26 City delegates from 20 Cities
  • Details
    • Report on Activities for 2015
    • Report on the Activity Plan for 2016

2. Joint Projects

Joint Marketing Project
1. Joint Marketing Project
  • TPO Travel Trade 2015 – Sanya, 28-29 May、Sanya, China
  • TPO Travel Trade 2015 – Ho Chi Minh, 10-12 September, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
FAM Tour
2. FAM Tour
  • Iksan, Korea: 5 November, FAM Tour for ambassador and their families to Korea
  • Goyang, Korea: 8-11 December, FAM Tour for the officials and travel agencies from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
3. Student Travel Exchange Project (STEP)
K-CLIP 2015
  • The program was unavoidably cancelled, owing to MERS
Cooperative projects among member cities
4. Cooperative projects among member cities
Parade & Festival “Wedding Road of the Queen Heo”
  • Jointly hosted by Busan Metropolitan City and Gimhae City in Korea and organized by the TPO to develop the joint tourism product between Busan and Gimhae, based on local tourism resources and infrastructure.
  • Period: April to December 2015

3. Tourism Information Service

1. Operation of the TPO Website
  • To introduce the Organization and its activities and to facilitate the communication among members
  • To provide tourism information on the member cities and to enhance their tourism promotion
  • It services in four languages of English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
2. Publication of TPO Tourism Magazine ‘Tourism Scope’
  • It is issued in the E-book (PDF) four times a year in English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
  • English version is printed in small amount for postal delivery
  • No.34~No.37 were published
3. Publication of E-Newsletter “Tourism News Patrol”
  • Monthly online newsletter in English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese
  • No.120~No.131 were published in 2015