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ATF in Ha Long to boost tourism in ASEAN

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 14 2019   /  03:10 am

Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province, in Vietnam (Courtesy of Vietnam National Authority of Tourism)Vietnam, the rising star in Southeast Asian tourism, is hosting the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) from Jan. 14 to 18 in the beautiful city of Ha Long in Quang Ninh province where it is expected to showcase its impressive achievements in the industry.With the themes ASEAN — The Power of Unity and ASEAN — The Power of One, the five-day event is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants, including tourism ministers from ASEAN and East Asia, top leaders of national tourism agencies, international tourism organizations, high-end hotels and resorts, airlines and about 150 journalists and travel writers from Southeast Asia and outside the region. “The event affords Vietnam a chance to improve its role and stature in regional tourism cooperation and introduce the country’s natural beau...