ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022 comes to a close, opens up the new recovery for ASEAN tourism

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- On 20th January, the closing ceremonyASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022 was held, which officially wraped up 5 working days with active and effective activities.

Indonesia receiving ATF Plaque to host the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2023

The closing ceremony of ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022 took place with the presence of Ministers, Deputy Ministers in charge of tourism, leaders of tourism authorities of ASEAN countries, partners, international organisations, national and international press reporters. 

In the past few days, the Vietnamese delegation led by Mr. Doan Van Viet, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, with Mr. Nguyen TrungKhanh, Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and leaders of the units have attended a series of meetings and side events of ATF 2022 such as: The 25th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers; The 21st Meeting of ASEAN+3 Tourism Ministers; The 9th Meeting of ASEAN - India Tourism Ministers; The 1st Meeting of ASEAN - Russia Tourism Ministers; the Meeting with international partner organisations; Bilateral meeting with Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA)...

This year, at the Forum, the Vietnamese delegation took part in TRAVEX 2022 with the Vietnam tourism booth under the slogan ‘Live Fully in Vietnam’ with the tourism brand identity ‘Vietnam - Timeless Charm’ promotes the images of 7 localities that are opening to international tourists.

At this year's award ceremony of ASEAN, 20 recipients of Vietnam was honoured in 4 categories:  The 8th ASEAN Green Hotel Standard, The 3rd ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard, The 3rd ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (Category meeting room and Category exhibition venue) and The 3rd ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award.

Especially, the Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Tourism in charge of ASEAN countries performed the ceremony to celebrate the reopening of ASEAN tourism. Along with that was the announcement ceremony of the new logo of ASEAN tourism with the tagline "A Destination for Every Dream". This is considered as a vital symbolic activity, marking a new beginning for ASEAN tourism, expressing the determination of ASEAN tourism leaders towards reopening international tourism and revitalising the tourism industry in 2022.

Giving a speech at the closing ceremony of ATF 2022, Cambodian Minister of Tourism, Mr. Thong Khon expressed his gratitude and appreciated the attendance of the Ministers, Deputy Ministers in charge of tourism, leaders of tourism authorities of ASEAN countries, partners, international organisations, national and international press reporters. At the same time, he showed his wish to strengthen the relationship among ASEAN countries to jointly restore, promote and develop ASEAN tourism.

Hereby, the host country of this year, Cambodia performed the Plaque Handover ceremony to Indonesia, who will host the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2023.

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022 came to a close with a powerful message of determination to reopen ASEAN tourism with the goal of recovering and developing sustainably post COVID-19 pandemic. Simultaneously, the new ASEAN tourism logo with the theme “A Destination for Every Dream” is precisely an affirmation of ASEAN as a safe and attractive destination for tourists around the world.

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