TRAVEX to rigorously check buyers

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, tour operators

BANGKOK, 8 September 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand has pledged to make the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Chiang Mai a success, by improving the quality of TRAVEX buyers. claiming ASEAN destinations earn millions of dollars in business transacted during the three-day trade show.

To add credence to that claim, TAT says it will abide by strict guidelines to scrutinise buyer registration at the show to ensure only decision makers who are empowered to negotiate contracts can attend.

The show in recent year has been criticised for a poor turnout of quality buyers. Critics claim there are too many buyers who view ATF as an annual paid holiday, or reunion with buddy tour operators. Read more

Media told to cough up and pay

January 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 5 January 2017: ASEAN’s travel community will celebrate the 50 anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the up coming ASEAN Travel Mart that opens in Singapore, 18 January.

To kick-off the milestone year, Singapore is hosting the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum, 18 to 20 January.

Despite the importance of the event, Singapore has virtually ended the long tradition of hosting international media. Read more

Historic ATF opens in Myanmar

January 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Events, News

SINGAPORE, 22 January 2015: The 34th edition of ASEAN Tourism Forum kicked off  earlier today at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, with the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN National Tourism Organisations.

Some 300 delegates including tourism ministers and NTO officials joined the opening event of the week-long ATF which is being held in Myanmar for the first time.

Over the next few days, some 2,000 delegates from over 50 countries will gather in Nay Pyi Taw for ATF 2015.

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