27.-28.11.2019 Partner meeting in Tallinn, Estonia

26.-27.11.2019 Conference “JAPAN – THE GATE TO ASIAN TOURISM MARKET” in Tallinn, Estonia. 

Conference will bring together tourism entrepreneurs, intermediaries and associations, tourism development and destination management specialists, tourism and transport related decision makers, embassies, Central Baltic programme representatives, CAITO project coordination and steering group members and partner´s institutions, all interested in the Japanese tourism market development.

Conference will address issues regarding the joint marketing for Japanese tourism market, integrated and combined transport strategy and intermediary between customers and Japanese. Invites speakerswill discuss how CAITO project built bridge between Estonia-Latvia-Finland rural areas and Japan and how to welcome Japanese guests. project team will present customer journey study findings and reflect of CAITO familiarisation trips for Japanese tour operators and media. We will have a panel discussions on customer journey, tourism transport, product development and marketing questions.

You are welcome to register until 18th of November to the conference and pre-conference seminar at


Pre-conference seminar: Luhtre Tourism Farm (Rapla County,

Conference: PROTO Invention Factory(Tallinn,

There is no participation fee.

Language: English

CAITO final conference 26-27.11.2019_Agenda

08.-09.10.2019 Central Baltic Programme Annual Event/European Cooperation Day 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia


23.04.2019 SMS and mentros’  trainings in Riga “How to build up proper tourism products for Japanese market“. Topics:

  1. Up-date of the market situation. Lessons learned.
  2. The result of the consumer survey and discussion on it.
  3. Good practice of popular farm house among Japanese tourists in Finland. How they operate and what is the key points to learn.

28.03.2019 SMS seminar in Turkalne. Report (in Latvian) here

25-27.02.2019 Partner meeting and mentors’ training in Jelgava, Latvia

21.02.2019 Mentors’ training in Jelgava, Latvia

05.02.2019 SMS training in Lohja, Finland


16.01.2019 Mentors’ training in Helsinki, Finland

04.12.2018 Training work-shop “Digital Service Design Business” in Lohja, Finland

29.11.2018 Training work-shop “360 photographing in PR” in Lohja, Finland

22.11.2012 Training seminar for SME “Rural Tourism marketing activities in Japanese market: successes, lessons learned, challenges and next steps”, Latvia

14.11-15.11.2018 Participation at CB Annual Event, Turku, Finland

12.11.2018 Training work-shop “Content Marketing. Storytelling” in Lohja, Finland

24.10.2018 Tourism SMEs training in Päivakumpu, Finland

22.10-23.10.2018 Partner meeting in Päivakumpu, Finland

23.10.2018 Mentors’ training in Päivakumpu, Finland

10.10.2018 Participation at the international tourism event “Baltic Connecting 2018” in Vilnius, Lithuania

03-05.10.2018 Participation at European Congress on Rural Tourism, Druskininkai, Lithuania


20.-24.09.2018 Participation at JATA expo, Japan

13.09.2018 FAM trip for Latvian TO

10.-13.07.2018 Baltic road show in Japan (Osaka, Nagoja, Tokyo)

30.06.2018 Japanese press trip


29.05.2018 Training work-shop ”SEO & SEM workshop”, Lohja, Finland.

28.05.2018 Discussion regarding the regional tourism development possibilities organised by The Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments.

Video (in Latvian): 

09.05.2018 Decision makers forum in Latvia organized by Ministry of Economics and Tourism Board.

28.03-29.03.2018 Partner meeting in Tallin, Viking Village, Estonia

26.03.2018 Training seminar “How to build up proper tourism products for Japanese market“, Riga, Latvia

27.03.2018 Workshop “Marketing activities – 2018 for Japanese tourists”, Riga, Latvia

22.03.2018 Seminar for SMEs’ in Latvia “Rural Tourism product for Japanese market”

14.12.2017 Seminar “Jaapani turisti kultuurilised erinevused ja turismiturg”(Cultural differences of Japanese tourism market and tourists). Presentations are uploaded here :

14.11.2017 Seminar “Rural Tourism marketing Activities in Japanese Market (in Latvian)


12.09-13.09.2017 Partner meeting in Riga


28.08.-03.09.2017  Media trip for Japanese tourism operators in  the Baltic sea region: FINLAND, ESTONIA, LATVIA