Michael BARR
   Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   associate professor/lecturer
Date 2018/07
Title The Business of Tourism and Accommodation in Kyoto, Japan
Promoters UTSA University of Texas at San Antonio, Summer student program
Location KUFS - Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
Conference Type Local
Lecture Type Special/Memorial Lecture
Contribution Type Individual
Invited Invited
Presenter and co-presenter KUFS - International Affairs Section
Details The business of tourist accommodation is obviously a huge source of revenue in Kyoto, and the numbers of visitors from abroad has been steadily increasing over the past decade. In this lecture, issues associated with the tourism business were addressed, with a special focus on the holiday rental marketplace and the changes that have taken place in terms of the rules and regulation of foreign visitor private accommodation. After the lecture, we went into town to tour an area popular with foreign visitors, and an inn in the center of Kyoto which is operated as specialty accommodation for foreign visitors.