Wed, 20 January 2016

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 in Philippines Attracts 2,620 Delegates

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

ATF Travex will see 1,000 exhibitors connect with 457 buyers from around the world, alongside 175 international and local media. 500 of these delegates have been hosted.

The 3-day ATF Travex 2016 which takes place 21 - 22 January, will aggregate close to 70 official sessions and the ATF Travex exhibition showcases 175 exhibitors from across the Philippines, a country with massive, almost untapped tourism potential.

One of the Philippine Host Committees most anticipated highlights is its 10 post-ATF tours that run from 23 to 26 January to celebrated spots in the Philippines. The list of tours offered include Ilocos: UNESCO World Heritage Tour; Cordillera Heritage Tour, Southern Luzons Heritage, Wellness, Culinary Trail; El Nido; Palawan: The Last Frontier; Northern Palawans Eco Adventure; Bicol Express; The Visayan Charms; Negros Y Cebu and Islands to Highlands.

Visit Philippines Year (VPY) 2015 was truly a huge success. This year, with Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016, we are confident that it will be another spectacular year for the tourism industry, not just with the help of the government and private sector, but also with the heart of the Filipino people. With the Filipinos as our most important asset, VPA 2016 will surely captivate tourists even more as they return this year. We believe that this years host committee has created ample opportunities for delegates to experience the appeal of The Philippines, said Susan del Mundo, Chairperson of ATF 2016 Travex Sub-Committee.

True to ATFs objectives of promoting the 10 ASEAN regions as a single destination, the spotlight at this years event is not only on the Philippines. Other ASEAN NTOs have displayed their support and involvement in enhancing the 2016 ATF Travex programme.

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

HD Videos from ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 in Manila, Philippines: Philippine Airlines HD Video Interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & COO, Philippines Tourism Press Conference / Update at ATF 2016, Sharia Law and Brunei Tourism Question at ATF 2016 in Manila, Indonesia Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016, Cambodia Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016, Tourism Authority of Thailand Press Conference at ATF 2016, Premier Inn's Expansion Plans for Asia Pacific - HD Video Interview at ATF 2016, HD Video Interview with Bambi M. Samson, Director of Sales, One of Collection (Philippines), Laos Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016, Myanmar Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016 and Exclusive HD Video Interview with Bruno Cristol GM of Dusit Thani Manila, as well as many other HD Videos.

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