Program Title ASEAN-Japan Tourist Guide Exchange Program 2016
Date of Program 28th November to 2nd December 2016
PlaceTokyo and Hyogo, Japan
Representative (s)Mrs. Erina Loo (Secretary General and Head of SEATGA Academy/Speaker)

Mr. Billy Leung (Honorary Board Member: Media & IT)

Mr. Erwin Romero Valenzuela (Representative from PAATGLI)
Mr.  U Ye Myat Tun ( Representative from MTGS)
Mr. Loo Leong Kian (Representative from STGS)
Mr. Adisorn Polsaen (Member from Thailand)
Mr. Nou Vuthy (Member from Cambodia)
Mr. Oudone Phantavong (Member from Laos)
Mr. Tan Kah Heng (Member from Malaysia)
Ms. Grace Lai (Member from Brunei)
Ms. Ngo Tie Diem Anh (Member from Vietnam)
Ms. Ira Yuniarty Khairiyah (Member from Indonesia)


SEATGA was invited to collaborate with ASEAN-Japan Cente (AJC) to held the inaugural tourist guide exchange program in Japan which mainly covering the UNESCO area such as Himeji Temple, the East Gardens of The Imperial Palace, and Meiji Shrine. Fellows tourist guides which is our members from 10 ASEAN countries have been selected to join this program that led by our Secretary General, Mrs. Erina Loo. The Secretary General of AJC , Mr. Masataka Fujita.

In brief, participants from both sides have had a fruitful session by exchanging their skills and knowledge in a series of discussion and site visits during the program.

Objective (s)

Aimed to uplift the competencies of tourist guides through an active experience exchange session contributing to the sustainability of two way tourism, while strengthening ties with ASEAN-Japan Centre in support of visit ASEAN 50 and MRA of Tourism Professionals.


Participants are positively give a full  cooperation and feedbacks during the 5 days program in Tokyo and Hyogo prefecture while doing the indoor and on site skill training session. We believe, the constructive planning should be carry on to bring up the tourist guide profession itself.