ASEAN Tourism Forum 2012: A Sold-Out Event

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2012: A Sold-Out Event

December 07
00:00 2011

Come January 2012, the brand new Golden Kawanua Exhibiting Hall, venue for ATF 2012 TRAVEX, will welcome close to 1,000 exhibitors who will occupy more than 450 exhibiting booths, representing a diverse range of ASEAN destinations, travel products and suppliers.

Among the participating exhibitors, 30 pourcent are new. Remarked Pasinee Lawtrakulngam, Director of Sales and Marketing of Kacha Resort and Spa, Koh Chang in Thailand, “This is our first-time at ATF. We have committed to be at the event to significantly raise the visibility and awareness of Koh Chang, and to drive business to both the destination and our resort.”

Host country INDONESIA will showcase the largest delegation of suppliers among the ASEAN countries with representation from over 100 companies and properties. Some of the Indonesian exhibitors include, Adodya Resort Bali, Aston International, Cocotinos Sekotong Lombok, Flores Destination Management Organization, Hotel Aryaduta Group, Kima Bajo Resort and Spa, Manado, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa, Ramada Resort Benoa Bali and Segara Village Hotel.

Buyer registrations and interest to attend the event have hit the 900 mark. Only 400 of all registered buyers will be hosted to attend ATF 2012. In addition, 50 non-hosted buyers are expected to participate. Buyer profiles will include trade representatives from over 55 countries including Australia, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China PR, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.

To supplement business days, social networking activities are aplently fuelled by support from other sponsoring ASEAN National Tourist Organizations (NTOs). Indonesia will host both the opening and closing ceremony on 12 and 15 January respectively. Both platforms are perfect opportunities for the destination to showcase its “cultural performances (dance, music, and song) and authentic Indonesian dishes,” said Nia Niscaya, Director of International Tourism Promotion of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. The opening ceremony will also feature a Batik fashion show and will have the honour of being presided by the President of the Republic of Indonesia.

On the 13 and 14 January, delegates can also look forward to hosted dinners by Laos, host country of ATF 2013 and the Philippines. You can see also the website of the event: www.atfindonesia.com

Our magazines MICE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE as invited media will represent central and eastern european MICE markets.

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