BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – About 800 tourism officials and exhibitors are expected to gather in Brunei for the 39th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2020 from January 12 to 16.
The Tourism Development Department in a statement said the ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting will take place as part of ATF 2020, while national tourism organisations from the region will also meet in the sultanate.
Themed “ASEAN – Together Towards a Next Generation of Travel”, the annual forum will also see the selling and buying of tourism products of each ASEAN member state in the Travel Exchange (TRAVEX).
TRAVEX, slated from January 14-16, aims to provide business-matching opportunities for suppliers of tourism products and services in ASEAN and for international buyers to meet and foster business relationships.
The statement added that 263 ASEAN exhibitors and 144 international buyers will participate in TRAVEX.
The ministers’ meeting will take place at The Empire Brunei while TRAVEX will be held at the Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition and Conference Centre in Jerudong.