TPO ACTIVITIES

TPO Activity Report - 2017

1. Management of Organization

The 8th TPO General Assembly
1. The 8th TPO General Assembly
  • Period: 18 ~ 21 October 2017, 4 days and 3 nights
  • Venue: Tongyeong Concert Hall and Stanford Hotel & Resort Tongyeong, Tongyeong city, Korea
  • Participants: TPO member cities and industry members, invited guests 349 persons from 50 cities of 9 countries
  • Objectives: To deliberate on significant issues in the field of tourism and to exchange information and opinions among member cities.
  • Theme: City Brand & Tourism
  • Main Events
    • Opening & Farewell Reception, Session Ⅰ・Ⅱ・Ⅲ
    • Plenary Session, Mayors’ Roundtable Discussion, Bilateral Meeting
    • Other Events: Networking Reception, Welcome & Farewell Dinner, Traditional Culture Performances of member cities, Academic Conference, Technical Tour of Tongyeong, etc.
The 30th Executive Committee Meeting
2. The 30th Executive Committee Meeting
  • Date: 19 October 2017 (During the 8th TPO General Assembly)
  • Venue: Room 201, Tongyeong Concert Hall, Tongyeong, Korea
  • Participants: Guangzhou, Busan, Jeonju, Tongyeong, Fukuoka, Sanya, Ho Chi Minh City, Ipoh, Jakarta
  • Summary
      Approval on new members
    • A. Government Member
      • Dong-gu, Ulsan Metropolitan City (Korea)
      • Gangwha-gun, Incheon Metropolitan City (Korea)
      • Lianyungang City (China)
      • Dujiangyan City (China)
    • B. Non-Profit and Non-Government Organization Member
      • Tongyeong Tourism Development Corporation (Korea)
    • C. Business and Industry Member
      • Stanford Hotel Tongyeong (Korea)
      • Dongback Tour (Korea)
      • Dongwon Royal Country Club & Resort (Korea)
      • Ulsan College
    • Approval on the Settlement of Accounts and the Result of Auditing the TPO Secretariat for 2015 : Approved Audit Plan for the TPO Secretariat for 2016 : Approved Deliberation on the Activity and Budget Plan of the TPO for 2018 : Approved Amendment to the “Regulations on the Operation of the TPO Secretariat" : Approved Recommendation for the Next Presidential Candidates
    • A. President City: Busan Metropolitan City, Korea
    • B. Co-President City: Tongyeong City, Korea
    • Recommendation for the Host Cities for the 8th TPO Forum and the 9th General Assembly
    • A. Forum (2018): Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • B. General Assembly (2019): Busan Metropolitan City, Korea
    • Deliberation on the Reduction of Annual Cash Contribution of Co-president Cities and on the Increase of Annual Membership Fee: Approved Deliberation on “TPO Travel Card” and “Support for Member Cities to Attract Tourism Investment”: Approved
The 30th Executive Committee Meeting
Regional Meeting
3. Regional Meeting - Korea
  • Date: 23 ~ 24 February 2017, 2 days and 1 night
  • Venue: Tongyeong Concert Hall, Tongyeong, Korea
  • Participants: 35 persons from member cities and industry members of Korea
  • Summary
    • LectureⅠ: Tongyeong, Tourism City Policies of This Year (2016) presented by Myungae Chun, Assistant Manager of Tongyeong city
    • Lecture Ⅱ: Mutual Interaction between host and guest: Public-Private Cooperation presented by Daehyeon Jung. Chairman of Cittaslow Corea
    • TPO Activity Report 2016 & Activity Plan for 2017
    • TPO Networking Dinner
    • Technical Tour of Tongyeong

2. Joint Projects

Joint Projects HCMC
1. Joint Marketing Project
1) TPO Travel Trade 2017 - HCMC
  • Date: 9 – 7 September 2017
  • Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Details
    • Operation of Joint PR Booth
    • 1 on 1 Business Consultation
    • Technical Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Participants: Busan, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Tongyeong, Andong, Gimhae,Incheon, Ulju-gun, Goyang, Jeollabuk-do, Geoje
Joint Projects Tongyeong
2) TPO Travel Trade 2017–Tongyeong
  • Date: 18 ~ 21 October 2017, 4 days (During the 8th TPO General Assembly)
  • Venue: Tongyeong Concert Hall, Hansan Daecheop Plaza
  • Detail
    • Operation of PR Booth for the participating member cities (40 cities)
    • Tourism – Photo Exhibition of TPO Member Cities
2-2	Human Resources Development Program in Tourism Sector (formerly STEP)
2. Human Resources Development Program in Tourism Sector (formerly STEP)
1) K-CLIP 2017
  • Date: 31 July ~ 10 August 2017
  • Venue: Gimhae, Busan, Jeonju, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do
  • Participants: 30 persons from 9 countries
TPO Member City Tourism Information Exchange Project
3. TPO Member City Tourism Information Exchange Project
No. Exchange cities Exchange period
1 Ho Chi Minh City Tongyeong April 2017
2 Incheon
3 Kagoshima Ipoh Kagoshima: January 2017
Ipoh: June 2017
4 Taichung Fukuoka May 2017

3. Information Service and Communication

1. Operation of the TPO website
  • Website upgrade (Opened on 30 July 2017)
  • Introduction of TPO and its activities and communication with members
  • To post the latest tourism information and promotional videos of member cities
  • Service in English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese
2. Publication of TPO official magazine, 『Tourism Scope』
  • Publication of E-Magazine in English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese
  • Delivery the printed edition in English
  • Publication of 38th, 39th Edition, TPO Members Destination Directory
3. Publication of TPO’s E-newsletter, Tourism News Patrol
  • Publication: Every month / Online / Service in English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese
  • Publication of TPO Newsletter No. 144 – 154 from January to December 2017