Indonesia to host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022

Chinese tourists take pictures at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. KT/Chor Sokunthea. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Jan 17, 2020, ANTARA. Indonesia has overtly echoed its readiness to co-chair the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2021 and host the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022, ANTARA reported.

Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Angela Tanoesoedibjo made this confirmation at the ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting at The Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam, on Wednesday.

“Next year, precisely in 2021, Indonesia will be the vice chair of ATF activities in Cambodia. In 2022, Indonesia will host ATF activities. We will prepare ourselves well for both events,” she stated.

The Indonesian government will prepare a long-term plan for the implementation of the event in 2022.

“We will coordinate with relevant parties to determine our venues for the implementation of activities,” he remarked.

The ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting was held to coincide with the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2020 organized on January 12-16, 2020.

In addition to the tourism ministers of Southeast Asian nations, several fellow ministers from China, Japan, South Korea, and India attended the meeting.

The ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting discussed several issues concerning achievements in 2019 to joint plans in 2020, among other things.

Furthermore, in future, relevant stakeholders will apply the seven pillars of ASEAN as a single tourism destination.

The seven pillars comprise intensifying promotion and marketing; diversifying tourism products; attracting tourism investment; raising capacity and capability of human capital; implementing and expanding ASEAN tourism standards for facilities, services, & destinations; implementing and expanding connectivity & destination infrastructure; and enhancing travel facilitation.

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