Organisers of the ATF 2012 Travex say they have
received 20% more registrations from exhibitors, buyers and media
as compared to the same time last year when the event was held in
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The 2012 event has reported sales of more
than 100 booths to date. Some 200 buyers and close to 85 media
have also submitted their registrations early in order to maximise
their chances of getting one of the limited hosted places
Confirmed exhibitors include hotel chains such
as Dusit International, the Sol Melia Group, Jakarta, Sunshine
Borneo Tours and Travel, Dorsett International, Centara Hotels and
Resorts, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts Indonesia, Eastin Hotel, Siam Kempinski Hotel and Vacation Singapore DMC.
Among the 200
interested buyers are organisations like Select Vacations
Australia, Big Tree Travels and Tours Malaysia, Optimal Travel Services UK, Tui Netherlands, Go Vacation Thailand and Hotelrooms
ATF Travex Secretariat believes that much of the early
interest can be attributed to a successful ATF 2011 that scored
high among the over 2000 attending delegates. Delegates included
more than 1,000 exhibitors representing more than 400 companies
from the 10 ASEAN nations, more than 440 international buyers
representing 55 countries, close to 150 media from across 32
countries and more than 400 NTOs.
ATF 2012 marks the event’s 31st installment.
ASEAN member-nation Indonesia will host ATF 2012 in Manado from 9
to 15 January.
ATF Travex, the 3-day travel trade mart component
of the event, will take place from 13 to 15 January at the newly
constructed Golden Kawanua Convention Centre.
In a statement
to the Travex secretariat, His Excellency Ir. Jero Wacik, Minister
of Culture and Tourism, Indonesia said, “The Golden Kawanua
Convention Centre is just one of the many exciting efforts that
Manado is making to contribute to a successful ATF 2012. The convention centre is just 10 minutes away from the Sam Ratulangi
Airport, which is accessible from a host of international
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