Thailand to highlight connectivity and sustainability at ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019

Bangkok, 17 January, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to use the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2019 set for 14-18 January in Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, to highlight the twin themes of enhancing ASEAN connectivity and sustainability.

Thailand to highlight connectivity and sustainability at ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019
H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports (4th from left), in a group photo with other ASEAN Tourism Ministers during the opening of the ATF 2019

The ATF is ASEAN’s premier travel marketplace and includes a major trade show (Travel Exchange, TRAVEX) plus meetings of the ASEAN Tourism Ministers and Heads of NTOs, as well as their Dialogue Partners: India, Japan, South Korea, China and Russia. This year, the week-long event is set to welcome some 1,500 international delegates with the theme of “ASEAN: THE POWER OF ONE”.

This year is especially important for Thailand, which is chairing the 10-member regional grouping under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.” More than 180 meetings across the entire ASEAN system are to be held in Thailand this year, which will see significant participation by both the public and private sectors and media representatives.

At the ATF 2019 in Ha Long bay, the Thai contingent of exhibitors will include 20 hotels and resorts and various other tourism-related businesses at the Thailand Pavilion between 16-18 January.

The full list of Thai exhibitors is: Dragonfly Tour, Hotel Myth Phuket, Mgallery & Novotel Phuket Vintage Park, Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Manathai Hotels & Resorts, Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, Mode Sathorn Hotel, Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, Orchidacea Resort, Kata Beach Phuket, Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort, Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa (Phunumkiat Co., Ltd.), Rasa Hospitality, ROBINSON Club Khao Lak, SALA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd., Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa, Sri Panwa Phuket, Sukosol Hotels, The Old Phuket – Karon Beach Resort, The Vijitt Resort Phuket, Twinpalms Hotels & Resorts, and…

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