This year’s forum, which is taking place between 16 and 23 January 2014, adopted the theme of “ASEAN - Advancing Tourism Together”. ATF also provides a platform for the selling and buying of regional individual tourism products of ASEAN member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), through the 3-day TRAVEX event.
ATF 2014 is a good opportunity and the best platform to promote Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY 2014). Malaysia with the launch of VMY 2014 targets to host 28 million foreign tourists.
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the 33rd ATF would help ensure that VMY 2014 start on a high note, while the presence of international media and buyers would further boost the publicity of the event internationally.
Focus on Travel News represented by Ozgur Tore will attend TRAVEX event during ATF 2014. We will bring you travel and tourism news from Asean countries on following days. He will also attend pre-show tours and will try to present what Kuching offers for travelers.
ATF organizers announced that pre-show tours include technical visits for meeting delegates to Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Sarawak Orchid Garden and a city tour of Kuching for TRAVEX visitors.
Malaysia had organised the ATF five times with the first in 1981 and the last in 2005.