Promotion needed to stem Palau tourism decline

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — Palau’s travel sector and the government need to come up with new ideas to promote the destination if it wants to stem the steady decline in foreign tourists, said Isoo Wada, general manager of Isaiah Japan, the exclusive agent for Impac Tours.

Speaking with the Journal at the three-day Tourism Expo Japan, which opened at the Big Sight exhibition centre in Tokyo on Sept. 22, Wada said he believes that Palau is still an attractive vacation destination, but the tourism has struggled recently due to factors beyond its control.

“Recently . . .

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