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SETOUCHI – GIN AND TONIC

SETOUCHI – GIN AND TONIC

SETOUCHI – GIN AND TONIC

Gin and tonic (Setouchi style), anyone? 

A relaxing Gin and Tonic, or two, is perhaps not the first pleasure which springs to mind when contemplating a visit to western Japan’s fascinating and relatively under-explored region of Setouchi. Tour planners and individual travellers alike are more likely to be drawn to the numerous better-known and more tangible tourism attractions and physical attributes of the area – not least, by its natural beauty throughout, tranquil settings, laid back lifestyle, visitor friendly population, cultural and arts treasures and gastronomy, among many other assets.

These days, special interest tour operators (particularly those promoting food and drink) and tour planners seeking to add variety to their programmes can – when visiting Hiroshima City (in the prefecture of Hiroshima) – arrange for their clients to enjoy locally-produced Dry Gin at the Sakurao Brewery and Distillery in the nearby town of Hatsukaichi while, at the same time, taking in the beauty of the fabled island of Miyajima which it overlooks.

Although Sake breweries abound throughout the Setouchi region, the beverage being Japan’s national alcoholic drink, the century-old Sakurao Brewery and Distillery in Hatsukaichi (about 20 kms from Hiroshima City) has embarked on a new endeavour to produce western-style beverages like gin and whisky. Although currently temporarily “off-limits” due to Covid-19 restrictions, a comprehensive Sakurao Distillery Tour is usually on offer where visitors can sample Sakurao Gin produced from 17 specially selected local botanicals including the particularly strong local Green Lemon, oysters from nearby waters, Japanese Juniper Berry leaf, green tea and wasabi, among other ingredients.

Hatsukaichi, located on the main island of Honshu is close by and opposite the sacred city of Miyajima, the site of the famed UNESCO World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine.

The Setouchi region, comprising the seven prefectures, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Kagawa, Tokushima and Ehime, is marketed via the Setouchi Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) and represented in UK by Supereps International.

Thank you

As a special thank you to tour operators already featuring, planning to feature or considering programming Setouchi we will send a sample (100 ml) bottle of Sakurao Gin Original to the first 10 respondents who signify to us that they meet this criterion.

CHEERS!

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SUPEREPS PREMIUM PORTFOLIO

SUPEREPS PREMIUM PORTFOLIO

SUPEREPS PREMIUM PORTFOLIO

ARE YOU READY

Surely the UK’s Traffic Lights system for overseas travel must switch to “GO” soon. Are you ready for this? The member DMCs of Supereps Premium Portfolio certainly are . . . all geared up, with their feet hovering over the accelerator, raring to go just as soon as the lights “GO GREEN”! So, are you ready to engage with them? Perhaps you would like preliminary or current information on their products or services right now or maybe to have an exploratory telephone presentation or a short visit from one of our team? If so, please just let us know.

 

PRESENTING OUR PREMIUM PORTFOLIO

THE BALKANS 

All that one could possibly wish for from a short haul vacation or event: spectacular scenery, warm sunshine, relaxing short cruises, low costs and much, much more. Our partner DMC, Macsun Travel, is the Balkans’ most comprehensive and experienced incoming agency, providing full services in: Albania, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. www.macsun.travel

COSTA RICA 

“The name says it all”. Sergio Hidalgo and his team of talented specialists at Best of Costa Rica DMC wait with open arms to welcome you back to this green and lush vacation paradise. Have you received their flyer, “10 Inspiring Holidays” yet? If not, please ask for a copy.
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MALTA 

Where better for a quick break for leisure or business? Malta is difficult to beat: easily accessible, culture, sunshine and hotels to suit all tastes from international luxury and boutique to budget . . . and who better to expertly service your incoming needs, whether special interest or MICE, than A. von Brockdorff, member of the Gollcher Group established in Malta in 1854 – yes, 1854! www.avonbrockdorff.com

SETOUCHI

Japan today tops the bucket lists of many travellers. In anticipation of the reopening of its borders, our far-sighted client, The Setouchi Destination Management Organisation (responsible for the promotion of the 7 prefectures region in the west of the country) has, over the last year, been conducting a programme (via Supereps International) to familiarise UK tour operators with the multi-faceted attractions of Setouchi – including its numerous cultural, gastronomic, wellbeing, sporting, eco and sightseeing attractions. https://setouchitrip.com/

ST. LUCIA 

As a destination which has done its utmost to remain tourism-focused throughout the pandemic, this beautiful eastern Caribbean island demands the trade’s respect and support and now, bolstered by an ambitious marketing programme from the St Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) plus the backing of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, it is “ready to rumble”(!) . . . and who better to help you capitalise on all this than the island’s leading DMC, Barefoot Holidays, where Erwin Louisey and her charming team are, as always, at your entire disposal – whatever your incoming requirements.
www.barefootholidays.com

SOUTH AMERICA 

“Hats Off” to our innovative and totally dedicated South America DMC partners, Pure! Travel Group who, in a very challenging climate, have consistently made a point of keeping the international travel trade regularly au fait with the prevailing business conditions, good and bad, in each of the countries where they operate: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
https://pure-travelgroup.com/

The latest exciting initiative from Pure! is its forthcoming Virtual Travel Event, “Senses of South America” (September 28 – October 1, 2021) which will connect international trade buyers to a wide variety of South America’s premier travel suppliers. Further details from www.sensesofsouthamerica.com or, of course, from Supereps International. DON’T MISS IT!

SRI LANKA 

Justifiably known as “The Resplendent Isle”, Sri Lanka is traditionally one of UK’s top long haul destinations. Who better to ease your company back into – or introduce you to – the destination than the island’s top Destination Management Company, Walkers Tours. A member of the world-famous John Keells Group, Walkers, Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent and longest-established DMC, offers the most comprehensive range of incoming facilities available, including major tour operator representation, mid-level tour operator support, highly personalised VIP/concierge services, FIT and group tours, numerous special interest experiences and medical tourism plus a full range of MICE services.
www.walkerstours.com

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JAPAN DMO SETOUCHI REGION INTRODUCED

JAPAN DMO SETOUCHI REGION INTRODUCED

JAPAN DMO SETOUCHI REGION INTRODUCED

Japan’s Setouchi Destination Marketing Organisation

As part of a global marketing agreement, London-based Supereps International has been appointed UK Travel Trade Representative for Japan’s Setouchi Destination Marketing Organisation.

In preparation for the future relaxation of international travel restrictions, Supereps’ rôle will include – amongst other activities – travel trade education, tour operator liaison and development, communication with the MICE sector and provision of general tourism information services.

The region of Setouchi, in Western Japan, encompasses the seven prefectures around the Seto Inland Sea and includes Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Kagawa, Tokushima and Ehime. The major appeal of this diverse and tranquil tourism destination includes, among numerous other attractions, its equable climate, multi pristine beaches, sparkling waters and welcoming inhabitants, all offering the visitor a varied choice of delightful cultural, wellbeing, sporting, spiritual, arts and culinary experiences.

As part of the planned marketing programme Supereps will introduce programmes aimed at developing the awareness of key players in the UK travel trade of the many diverse attractions of the picturesque Setouchi region. For a “sneak preview” of what the region offers the discriminating visitor check out the website at: https://setouchitourism.or.jp/en/ and also the e-learning link: setouchitraining-uk-ott.com.

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