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490 Booths @ Travex - ATF 2013 in Vientiane, Laos

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The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2013 is set to welcome some 2,000 delegates, comprising 400 heads of National Tourist Organisations (NTOs) and Tourism Ministers, and close to 1,600 Travex delegates from around the world.

Travex delegates include suppliers from across ASEAN, International Buyers, Media and other tourism professionals.

Occupying an exhibition area of 9,000 sqm, the ATF Travex a 3-day travel trade-only exhibition and business meetings platform will feature 490 booths from 354 exhibiting companies from the 10 ASEAN countries. Thailand and Indonesia form the two largest national contingents with 125 and 75 exhibition booths respectively. Corporate exhibitors are also participating in a big way with some 81 exhibition booths.

The event has attracted 470 buyers from across 56 countries and territories, with a slew of new countries participating this year including: Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, Ireland, Israel, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Slovenia and Sri Lanka.

This year, 141 media delegates from 32 countries are in Vientiane to cover the latest happenings in ASEAN travel. Amongst these are media from first time participating countries, Japan and Lao PDR.

The education component of the event, ASEAN Tourism Conference (ATC) makes consistent efforts to bring important issues in ASEAN travel to the fore, through leading industry professionals and speakers. Open to all delegates, the 3-hour conference this year will put the spotlight on eco tourism with the theme: Road Map for ASEAN: Fostering Sustainable Growth, Promoting Eco Tourism. To be held on 22nd January from 0900 to 1200hrs, ATCs keynote speech will be delivered by Mr. Mario Hardy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, PATA Foundation. Mr. Hardy will be joined by speakers:

Datuk Dr Victor Wee, Chairman, Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia
Mr. Umberto Cadamuro, Director of Business Development and Operations, Pacto Ltd, Indonesia
Mr. Jimmy Sim, Business Development Manager, Dorison Travel, Singapore
Mr. Anthony Wong, Group Managing Director, Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel, Malaysia
Moderator: Mr. Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor, Travel Impact Newswire, Thailand

The speakers will share the latest information and insights on the guidelines and efforts towards recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation in ASEAN tourism.

All ATF Travex delegates have access to an array of networking and leisure activities.

See other HD Videos from ATF 2013: HD Video Interview with VP of Lao Airlines, Myanmar Airways International - HD Video Interview, Interview with GM and VP - Saujana Resort Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Menara Peninsula Hotel Jakarta - HD video interview with Fraser Bell, General Manager, Boutique Hoi An Resort Vietnam - HD Video Interview with GM, Laos Tourism Interview at ATF 2013, Interview with Peter Kaelli, CEO of The Unique Collection of Hotels & Resorts, Mandalika, Lombok - HD Video Interview with IB Wirajaya of BTDC, Villa Santi + Santi Resort Luang Prabang Laos - HD Video Interview, Green Discovery Adventure and Eco-Tourism Laos - HD Video Interview, Green Park Boutique Hotel Vientiane - HD Video Interview with GM - Thepharak PhanrajsavongHD Video Interview with Owner of Riverside Boutique Resort in Vang Vieng, Laos, HD Video Interview with GM of Princess D'Annam Resort in Vietnam, ATF 2014 - Interview with Dato' Mirza Mohammad Taiyab of MTPB, Lao Central Airlines to Take Delivery of New Aircraft - HD Video Interview, Aston Changes its Name to Archipelago International - Interview with VP, Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in Vientiane, Laos - Standard Twin Room - HD Tour, PATA Sets up Laos Chapter - Interview, New Laos-Based Hotel brand Unveils Expansion Plans - Interview, Status of Flores (Indonesia) Tourism - Interview and other HD Videos

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