Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) held a press conference at St. Regis Mumbai on February 11, inviting Bollywood star Dia Mirza to share her recent experience of visiting Japan. Aimed at improving friendly ties between India and Japan, the press conference began with a keynote address by Kenichi Takano, Executive Director, JNTO India. Speaking at the event, Takano commented, “I hope many of the Indian tourists will visit Japan after watching our special TV programme.”Takano’s address was followed by Ryoji Noda, Consul-General of Japan in Mumbai gracing the podium. The Consul-General stated, “The recent visit to Japan by Dia Mirza, one of the most popular and famous actresses’ in Bollywood surely has a very explosive impact to promote people to people exchange, cultural interactions and also tourism ties between Japan and India.”Dia Mirza, Producer, Born Free Entertainment and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador shared a heartfelt account of her experiences in Japan, noting, “Japan is tranquil, magical, adventurous and oh so beautiful! The people, the place and the food make it the perfect destination for a vacation. A country that helps you make everlasting memories and a culture that nourishes your soul.”She also showcased a short film on her travels in Japan, exploring everything from the nation’s natural beauty to its rich culture and history. Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hokkaido were some of the places on her itinerary.The press conference was sponsored by All Nippon Airways India and attended by Yasuo Taki, Country Manager, ANA India along with Kenichi Takano and Ryoji Noda. A photo opportunity with Dia Mirza, Kenichi Takano and Ryoji Noda concluded the evening.
Go back to the enewsletterThe Peninsula Hong Kong heralds the arrival of a new Peninsula Yacht for guests’ enjoyment. The introduction of the yacht results in The Peninsula being the first luxury hotel in Hong Kong to offer a trinity of deluxe transportation options, complementing the existing fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms and a customised helicopter.The Sunseeker Manhattan 60 is an iconic 19-metre cruiser that will welcome up to 15 passengers each evening to enjoy a two-hour cruise featuring the ‘Symphony of Lights’ on the mesmerising Victoria Harbour during the “Harbour Sunset Cruise”.The package includes canapés and unlimited consumption of house Champagne, wine and other beverages, available from 6:30–8:30pm nightly, priced at HKD 1,400 (nett) for adults and HKD 600 (nett) for children.The Peninsula Yacht will also provide an alluring new venue for exclusive events, managed by the hotel.A personalised chartered tour will be available for guests to arrange for private functions, family celebrations, cocktail receptions, elegant pre-wedding photoshoots or onboard massage therapy by The Peninsula Spa.For a fully personalised experience, the entire yacht can be chartered for HKD 15,000 (nett) per hour with a minimum engagement of four hours.The Events team can also customise any event by adding the guest’s choice of signature Peninsula experiences, each of which is priced separately.For more information on chartering The Peninsula Yacht, click here.Go back to the enewsletter