Vietnam to host 2009 ASEAN Tourism Forum


The 2009 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2009) and ASEAN Tourism Ministers’ Meeting will take place in Ha Noi from January 5-12, 2009.

The event will include a meeting of tourism working groups with experts and senior officials of tourism agencies of ASEAN countries; a meeting between ASEAN Tourism Agencies, ASEAN and partners; ASEAN Tourism Ministers meeting, ASEAN and partners.

Besides, a tourism fair, Travex, with 450 booths showcasing the tourism industry of ASEAN countries, and a tourism conference will be held.

About 1,500 people, including ministers, heads of national tourism agencies, businesspeople and reporters, are expected to attend the event.

Through meetings, participants will work out a plan to implement the ASEAN Tourism Agreement, discuss orientations for cooperation, and implement the roadmap on regional integration in ASEAN towards the goal of building the ASEAN tourism community by 2019.