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Outline of JATA

Headquarters

Zen-Nittsu Kasumigaseki Bldg.
3-3 Kasumigaseki 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan

Phone: 81-3-3592-1271 Fax: 81-3-3592-1268

Goals and Objectives

An association sanctioned by the Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency based on the Travel Agency Law, the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) seeks to improve the quality of services provided to travelers to and from Japan. It contributes to the development of the travel and tourism industry through a variety of activities including disseminating information, encouraging cooperation among members, and promoting the development of businesses and legislation that will benefit the membership and the industry at large.

Members (as of July 15, 2016)

Active Members 1,168

Active members are travel companies which participate in the Compensation Security Bond System and are authorized by the Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency as First Category or by the Governor General in prefectures across Japan as Second and Third Category Companies.

First Category Travel Company 637

Travel companies that organize and sell overseas and domestic package tours and also make travel arrangements for clients as agents.

Second Category Travel Company 206

Travel companies that organize domestic package tours and sell overseas and domestic tours, make arrangements for overseas and domestic tours and make travel arrangements for clients as an agent.

Third Category Travel Company 325

Travel companies that sell overseas and domestic tours, and also make travel arrangements for clients as an agent. These travel companies also sell domestic package tours in specific regions with specific payment conditions.

Associate Members 432

These are companies and representatives of travel companies which join JATA to receive information about travel market trends and other member services provided for our members.

Allied Members 95

These are companies and organizations closely related to the travel industry, including companies from the transportation and lodging sectors that understand and support the activities of JATA.

Overseas Allied Members 448

These are companies and organizations located outside Japan closely related to the travel industry, often working in the transportation and lodging sectors that understand and support the activities of JATA.

Organizations which JATA participates in:

JATA participates in these international organizations:

  • World Tourism Organization (An Affiliate Member)
  • Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA Japan Chapter)

Domestic Cooperation

JATA consults with various organizations including those listed below and takes part in a variety of events. It strives to understand the current state of the Japanese travel industry in order to better serve the needs of travel agents and consumers, and works on any problem that may arise.

  • Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO)
  • Association of National Tourist Office Representatives in Japan (ANTOR-JAPAN)
  • Japan Guide Association
  • All Nippon Travel Agents Association
  • Japan Ryokan & Hotel Association
  • Japan Congress & Convention Bureau
  • Japan Travel and Tourism Association

Related Organizations

  • Japan Travel Agents Employees' Pension Funds
  • Travel Agency Fair Trade Council

In addition, JATA has an affiliation with several companies providing health and accident insurance for travel agencies.

History

June 10, 1959 Was organized as the International Association of Travel Agents by 26 companies that are general travel agency mediators registered by the Minister of Transport
November 8, 1963 Gained Association Approval
April 5, 1972 Was officially designated as association of registered travel companies by the Minister of Transport
October 1, 1975 Changed its official name to Japan Association of Travel Agents
April 1, 2011 Launched as Japan Association of Travel Agents General Incorporated Association through the public interest corporation system reforms

Organizational Structure

General Assembly/Board of Directors/Executive Board Meeting/Secretariat/Chapter (Hokkaido Chapter: Hokkai-Do; Tohoku Chapter: Aomori-Ken/Iwate-Ken/Miyagi-Ken/Akita-Ken/Yamagata-Ken/Fukushima-Ken; Kanto Chapter: Ibaraki-Ken/Tochigi-Ken/Gunma-Ken/Saitama-Ken/Chiba-Ken/Tokyo-To/Kanagawa-Ken/Niigata-Ken/Yamanashi-Ken/Nagano-Ken; Chubu Chapter: Toyama-Ken/Ishikawa-Ken/Fukui-Ken/Gifu-Ken/Shizuoka-Ken/Aichi-Ken/Mie-Ken; Chu-Shikoku Chapter: Tottori-Ken/Shimane-Ken/Okayama-Ken/Hiroshima-Ken/Yamaguchi-Ken/Tokushima-Ken/Kagawa-Ken/Ehime-Ken/Kochi-Ken; Kansai Chapter: Shiga-Ken/Kyoto-Fu/Osaka-Fu/Hygo-Ken/Nara-Ken/Wakayama-Ken; Kyushu Chapter: Fukuoka-Ken/Saga-Ken/Nagasaki-Ken/Kumamoto-Ken/Oita-Ken/Miyazaki-Ken/Kagoshima-Ken; Okinawa Chapter: Okinawa-Ken)/Outbound Travel Executive Committee/Domestic Travel Executive Committee/Legal Affairs Committee/Compensation Business Committee/Business Improvement Committee/Public Relations Committee/Managerial Issues Committee/Social Contribution Committee/Examination, Training and Education Committee/Consumer Claims Settlement Commission

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