Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort Hosts Sister City Visitors from Japan

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, the iconic Carlsbad timeshare resort and hotel managed by Grand Pacific Resort Management, was host to four students and three chaperones from Futtsu, Japan. Futtsu and Carlsbad are celebrating their 25th Anniversary as Sister Cities.

 “We are proud to be the first stop for these enthusiastic young people,” said Randy Chapin, General Manager of the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort.

The group from Japan has a full slate of activities including a meeting with the city’s mayor Matt Hall, an All-American BBQ at a private home, visits to the world-famous Flower Fields and Gemological Institute (GIA), LEGOLAND®, and the Carlsbad Outlet Mall.

According to Tom Hersant, President of Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors, the reaction to Carlsbad has been “dizzyingly pleasant. We started their trip with a stay at one of the area’s best properties, and the Carlsbad Inn of course was tailor made for the task. We are proud that one of the former visitors we have hosted has even been a mayoral candidate in his home town of Futtsu.” 

Other activities lined up for this jam-packed tour include a meeting with the Japanese Counsel and visit to the Friendship Garden in Balboa Park, a Petco Park tour and an interview with Carlsbad High School TV. 

During the tsunami relief efforts La Costa Elementary School raised $1000 for Futtsu and this year these Japanese students were able to visit the students at the school. They brought with them Japanese text books as a gift on behalf of the grateful citizens of Carlsbad’s Sister City.

“We are pleased to represent our community in this important effort to build relationships worldwide,” said Chapin.

"In fact, we will also shortly play host to our other sister city’s Lord Mayor. Carlsbad was named after Karloby Vary in the Czech Republic and its leadership will be our guests when they come here,” Chapin said.

Award-winning Grand Pacific Resort Management (Carlsbad, California) is one of the oldest and largest vacation ownership companies based in California. Serving over 60,000 owner-families every year, GPRM has developed and manages 18 resorts in the United States and Canada.
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