Monday, January 18, 2016

See you all at the 35th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 in Manila, January 20 to 22, 2016. #atf2016ph

The Philippines, host of the 35th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 in Manila, is pulling out all stops to make an impression on its 2,620 delegates comprising of ministerial and NTO delegates, as well as TRAVEX suppliers from across ASEAN, international buyers and media.

ATF TRAVEX features the largest and most diverse collection of ASEAN suppliers. There will be 1,000 exhibitors connecting with 457 buyers from around the world, alongside 175 international and local media. 500 of these delegates have been hosted to the event.

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The three-day ATF TRAVEX 2016 starts tomorrow until 22 January, with close to 70 official sessions. This is one of the largest ATF TRAVEX exhibition showcases ever with 175 local exhibitors across the Philippines.

One of the Philippine host committee’s most anticipated highlights is its whopping 10 post-ATF tours running from January 23 to 26 to celebrated spots in the Philippines -- the ATF’s most extensive number of post-show tours in recent years.


The list of tours offered include:

1) Ilocos: UNESCO World Heritage Tour
2) Cordillera Heritage Tour
3) Southern Luzon’s Heritage Wellness, Culinary Trail
4) El Nido
5) Palawan: The Last Frontier
6) Northern Palawan’s Eco Adventure
7) Bicol Express
8) The Visayan Charms
9) Negros Y Cebu
10) Islands to Highlands



In addition to their own showcase on the exhibition floor, countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia will be showcasing their own destination’s appeal and hospitality, while evidencing ASEAN’s strength of diversified experiences amidst a unified community during hosted lunches, late night functions and cocktail bashes.

The ATF 2016 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. ATF TRAVEX is the longest-running annual ASEAN leisure travel trade event, showcasing the largest contingent of ASEAN sellers.


This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 ASEAN member nations: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Each year the hosting of ATF is rotated among the member countries.

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