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Viet Nam Ready To Welcome International Delegates To ATF 2019

November 6, 2018 Trade Events No Comments Email Email

The shimmering bay of Ha Long with its magnificent limestone formations will form the backdrop of the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) this January 2019. Ha Long city, the capital of the surrounding Quang Ninh province, is all set to welcome some 1500 international delegates during the week-long event. This includes ministerial officials to its formal meetings, as well as supplying exhibitors across ASEAN, hosted buyers & media from around the world, and other travel industry professionals to the TRAVEX trade show. Official ministerial meetings will mainly be held at the FLC Ha Long Bay Resort while the 3-day TRAVEX travel trade exhibition from 16 to 18 January 2019 will take place at the Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center (QNEPEC). The 21,000 sqm state-of-theart venue modelled after a local pearl making mollusk, has been the selected venue of choice for significant cultural, social, and economic forums in the city and can now add the ATF name to its list. Expressed Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, H.E. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, “The people of Quang Ninh province are ready to welcome delegates and guests. We are honoured to host ATF and we invite all visitors to experience the natural beauty and warmth of our people. We are ready to embrace all ASEAN states to drive connectivity and sustainable tourism to Viet Nam and the region as one.”

In anticipation of ATF 2019, the city has undergone extensive developments to enhance connectivity to Ha Long city. A new highway connecting capital Hanoi with the province, will cut transport time down to 1.5 hours from 4 hours.

• Free shuttle is available for all delegates travelling to and fro Ha Noi International Airport and Ha Long Bay.

• Successful Hosted Buyers and Media Enjoy Sponsored / Reimbursable Flights and 4 Nights Accommodation.


Exhibitors, Buyers and Media Gearing Up For ATF 2019 TRAVEX 

TTG Events, secretariat of the 2019 TRAVEX component, has announced healthy participation rates across the board. “TTG’s impressive track record as the longest-running secretariat for ATF has seen renewed confidence in NTOs, organisations, and brands looking forward to be a part of ATF Viet Nam 2019. To date, we have received over 600 buyer applications worldwide and are close to hosting some 100 media partners,” cited TTG Asia Media Managing Director, Darren Ng. The host committee Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and TTG Events are currently in the process of sending confirmation invites to bona-fide buyers and media after strict validation. A total of 400 buyers and 100 media representatives will be fully hosted. More than 500 exhibiting organisations and brands from the 10 ASEAN States – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam – are expected to fill 2 levels of exhibition space in QNEPEC. Confirmed exhibitor Tour East Group, SVP Sales & Marketing International, Chris Bailey is excited to expand their DMC services for the industry and deliver their personalised experiences for visitors to the region as well as promote MICE. “Tour East is committed to sustainable travel programming and management from its 14 operating countries. We also blend these activities with advanced technology tools to deliver business efficiencies to our industry partners.” Buyer Agata Goscinska, CEO of Viventum s.c. Poland is especially interested in Viet Nam’s capabilities as a conference and incentive destination. “I have made valuable connections all over ASEAN but I am looking to make new ones and explore fresh ideas, attractions, and activities by experiencing Viet Nam first-hand at ATF 2019.” Delegates can also look forward to experiencing the famous UNESCO world heritage site, Ha Long Bay, during preshow tours as well as other gems of the province during the post-show tours hosted by VNAT.

For more information at 1-ATF2019Newsletter

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