Setouchi Holics is a network of local Setouchi residents working together to make Setouchi even more fun.
Setouchi Holics arranges lectures that train participants in organizing and leading activities, and also provides a networking platform and social space for people that want to contribute to improving Setouchi as a tourist destination, start a business in Setouchi,
and spread information about Setouchi.
Setouchi DMO aims to create autonomous and lasting cyclical growth of the Setouchi area through developing the Setouchi brand by evoking excitement among local businesses and residents, creating new industries, and promoting the expansion of local employment. This is achieved by supporting Setouchi Holics as well as Setouchi DMO Members, a networking platform for businesses.
Setouchi Holic summary
This is a website for international visitors run by the Setouchi DMO. It provides tourism information for the Setouchi as well as a feature to book accommodations and interactive activities. Various marketing data is collected and through digital promotions such as video streaming.
Setouchi Finder is a unique media outlet that aims to improve recognition and visibility of the Setouchi brand by providing information on the charms of the prefectures in the Setouchi area (Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime) both domestically and internationally.
The Setouchi Brand is registered by the SETOUCHI Tourism Authority. It governs original products and services created with the unique resources of the Setouchi area such as its natural environment (islands and the inland sea), food, and history that combine to realize the Setouchi Brand identity. It aims to increase the brand value of “Setouchi” while improving brand recognition both domestically and internationally.
Setouchi DMO Members is a membership-based service for local businesses (with a monthly subscription) that supports the development of sustainable businesses and the increase of business opportunities for companies and organisations as a result of the increased demands of the tourism industry in Setouchi.
The Setouchi Kanko Kasseika Fund provides the capital necessary to create and develop tourism-related businesses with the goal of revitalizing and promoting the local economy.