New York and Tokyo forms stronger bonds for boosting tourism and business

 Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New York and TokyoNew York City and Tokyo might be quite different, but they also have a lot in common. They are two of the most powerful cities in the world, having strong economies, and are continuously developing their infrastructure to support visitors. Both offer some of the world’s best food and cultural experiences for the visitors.

The two powerhouses have decided to further develop their relationship, which is part of Japan’s effort to form stronger promotional alliances abroad with growth of inbound tourism.

In November, NYC & Company—the official marketing, tourism, and partnership organization of New York City—and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) had an agreement for promoting seasonal tourism in both cities via marketing and advertising assets. Tokyo also signed a memorandum of understanding with London under initiation by the governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike and the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman. The intent is to deepen the relationship between the two cities in the financial services sector. This is another indication that Tokyo is looking to develop its ties with leading global centers in different industries.

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