Visit California Selects Connect Worldwide for Japan Representation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (July 1, 2013) – As Connect Worldwide celebrates its 10th year, it is pleased to announce the addition of Visit California to its extensive list of destination clients. Visit California selected Connect Worldwide Japan to promote California to Japanese travelers through the Japanese travel trade and media. Visit California is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. In 2012, an estimated 590,000 Japanese travelers visited the Golden State and spent a $1.2 billion.

“Adding this important destination to our client roster establishes Connect Worldwide as one of the leading destination marketing representation companies in the world,” said Eric J. Otto, President and CEO of Connect Worldwide. “We believe our team offers the most powerful international marketing representation solutions for destinations worldwide.”

In addition to destination marketing, CWW provides hotel and resort companies with result oriented sales solutions in major source markets around the world.

The key managers for the new Visit California Japan team will be:

Marjorie Dewey, Managing Director-Japan

Takeshi Amano, Creative Director

Yuji Miyazaki, Travel Trade and Marketing Director

Chie Usui, Media Relations Director

Connect Worldwide Japan is also announcing its relocation to new offices at the following address:

Cross Office Uchisaiwaicho #1110
Nishi-Shinbashi 1-18-6
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Main Telephone: 03-4360-5643
Visit California Telephone: 03-4360-5528
Fax: 03-3323-6698

Connect Worldwide Japan manages the following clients in addition to Visit California:

  • Choose Chicago
  • Illinois Department of Tourism
  • Illinois Great Rivers Country
  • Mississippi River Country USA
  • Kentucky Department of Travel
  • Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Visit Seattle
  • Port of Seattle
  • Choice Hotels International

Since opening it’s doors in 2002, Connect Worldwide has grown to become a leading global sales, marketing and PR agency servicing both hotel and destination clients. CWW currently represents two of the top six global hotel companies, more than 15,000 hotels and resorts, more than 30 hotel brands and 15 destinations.

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