Manado City Hosts ASEAN Tourism Forum and TRAVEX 2012

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The two events were held at Manado’s brand new Golden Kawanua Exhibition Hall. Close to 1,000 exhibitors occupied more than 450 exhibiting booths, representing a diverse range of ASEAN destination, travel products and services suppliers.

ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. The ATF TRAVEX is considered to be the longest-running annual ASEAN leisure travel trade event which showcases the largest contingent of ASEAN sellers. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 ASEAN member nations: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Each year the hosting of ATF rotates among the member countries and Vientiane, the capital of Laos will have the opportunity to host the next event in 2013.

One-to-one interview with Ibu Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Republic of Indonesia.

Left, Nia Niscaya, Director of International Tourism, Indonesia and other officials .

Right at the press conference by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy.

TRAVEX 2012 at the Golden Kwanua Exhibition Hall.

The Minister of Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Ng Yen Yen, meeting the media at the Novotel Convention Centre in Manado

Ending the luncheon hosted by country Malaysia at the ATF with a dance routine headed by the Tourism Minister.

Tourism Malaysia officials with the Manado Brass Band.