G20 Tourism Ministerial Meeting Discussion on balancing nature conservation October 26, 11:57

At the G20 tourism ministerial meeting in Hokkaido, discussions were held on the 26th, discussing the so-called “overtourism” that would cause trouble with local residents due to the rapid increase in tourists. The

The G20 tourism ministerial meeting, which will be held for the first time, has been held since 25th in Kutchan, Hokkaido, in the Niseko area known as a ski resort.

On the 26th, ministers held a debate, and the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane, chaired at the beginning, said, “The role of the tourism industry is increasing, and it is now a major industry that accounts for 10% of global GDP. I would like to discuss sustainable tourism, which is an issue, and send a new message. "

We also exchanged opinions on tourism issues such as how to balance the development of the tourism industry and the protection of nature and cultural properties, and the response to “overtourism” that causes troubles with local residents due to the rapid increase in tourists. It is.

In the afternoon, it is expected to adopt a declaration summarizing the outcomes of discussions by hearing opinions from private operators involved in tourism on measures to utilize the latest digital technology to ease congestion in tourist areas and disseminate local attractions .