A corner of Ha Long bay in Quang Ninh 

As planned, the forum will include 13 conferences for forums and participating countries in order to promote tourism activities of each country.

Together with this, ATF 2019 will have more than 20 events, such as ASEAN National Tourism Organisation (NTO) Meetings (formal meetings between officials of ASEAN NTOs), ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meetings, press conferences of ASEAN Tourism Ministers, ASEAN tourism conferences, Association Meetings (involving ASEAN Tourism Association, Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations, ASEAN Airlines Association, and ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association), ASEAN tourism award ceremony, and more.

On the sidelines, ATF Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) is a professional fair covering Exhibition and Business Appointments, ASEAN Tourism Conference, networking (extending conversations into informal settings with opportunities to engage industry peers and function hosts), and pre- and post-event activities.

This is the second time Vietnam hosts ATF, after the year 2009. The forum offers opportunity to affirm and heighten the role and position in regional tourism cooperation as well as introduce the image of the country, people and tourism of Vietnam to international friends. 

The opening ceremony of ATF 2019 will take place on January 16th while the closing ceremony in combination with the ending of National Tourism Year 2018 to happen on January 18th.

Established in 1981, the hosting of ATF is annually rotated among the member countries./.

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