Yoshihiko Kozu, of Japan Airlines, was one of the panelists addressing the CCIM’s Hospitality Industry Outlook forum. Kozu said new air routes would improve ties between San Diego and Japan.

Yoshihiko Kozu, of Japan Airlines, was one of the panelists addressing the CCIM’s Hospitality Industry Outlook forum. Kozu said new air routes would improve ties between San Diego and Japan. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

San Diego has boosted its position as a world tourism player with the addition of nonstop international flights by British Airways and Japan Airlines, but more can be done to bolster the region’s appeal to global travelers...