Over 1,000 exhibitors from across ASEAN have
snapped up more than 460 booths at ATF Travex 2013.
This strong exhibitor line-up, which is
40% larger than the previous ATF Travex showcase, represents a
wide range of diverse products and services from the 10 ASEAN
The exhibition boasts 75 corporate booths, the
highest number achieved by the event thus far. With new exhibitors comprising 35% this year, and strong booth take-up from returning
exhibitors, ATF Travex consolidates its position as one of the leading
travel trade events in the region.
Ms. Hera Adiwikarta,
Corporate Director of Sales at Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts
said, “When we were at ATF last year we had about 30 hotels. This
year we have close to 50 hotels in Indonesia alone. We want to
generate business from potential wholesalers or travel agents for
our rapidly expanding business, and look forward to meeting buyers
from ASEAN, Eastern Europe, China and US at ATF 2013.”
country Laos participates with its largest ever contingent at ATF
and aims to meet and create relationships with buyers and the
international and regional media. International media registrations have hit the 170 mark.
Talking about the country’s progress in tourism development,
Saly Phimpinith, Director-General of Tourism Marketing Department in the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism,
Laos said, “Laos is constantly improving its service standards in
the tourism industry. We have begun to classify hotels and
guesthouses and are actively promoting Community Based Tourism in
order to improve the standard of living in remote areas. We are
happy to give ATF Travex delegates a glimpse into the beauty of
Laos through the pre-show city tours and post-show tours.”
Hosted Buyer Programme
The show’s coveted hosted buyer
programme attracted close to 1,100 registrations, of which only
some 380 quality buyers will be selected for hosting at the event.
In addition, more than 50 buyers will attend as non-hosted buyers.
Through focused efforts over the past year, the Travex Secretariat
has attracted buyers from new countries such as Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Ireland, Israel, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi
Arabia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. In all, 57% of buyers are
expected to be new at this year’s event.
Klejmova, Director of J&T Concierge, Czech Republic said,
“Nowadays, our clients are looking more towards experiential
travel and ATF Laos is a good opportunity to extend our portfolio
of suppliers. We are eager to promote new places, find exclusive
properties and deliver new and unique experiences. I believe that
at ATF Laos I will meet like-minded, passionate individuals who
share the same drive to create authentic and genuine travel
experiences for increasingly knowledgeable and demanding
City Tours and Post-Show Tours
committee has crafted tours to give delegates an authentic
experience of Vientiane and other popular destinations in Laos.
Three city tours around Vientiane and Buddha Park will give
visitors an insight into the history of the capital city.
post-show tours will take delegates on 3 Days - 2 Nights trips to
two of the most celebrated and beautiful locations in the country, Luang Prabang and Pakse/ Khong.
Tourism Conference (ATC)
In keeping with the ASEAN region’s
consistent efforts to promote sustainable tourism, the theme for
ATC 2013 is ‘Road Map for ASEAN: Fostering Sustainable Growth,
Promoting Eco Tourism.’ The keynote address will be delivered by
PATA Foundation Chairman, Mr. Mario Hardy, who has been an active
member of PATA since 2009.
Travex dates are from 22 to 24 January 2013, and the event will
take place at the Laos International
Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (Laos ITECC)
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