Hanoi Prepares to Host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2009

The ASEAN Tourism Forum 2009 will be held in Hanoi from January 5-12, 2009. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is comprised of ten member countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The Travel Exchange portion of the forum event will be January 10-12, at the Vietnam Exhibition Fair Centre and the opening ceremony will take place at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi. The event is expected to draw more than 1,500 delegates, including tourism ministers from member countries, travel suppliers and sellers of travel. An international travel fair called Travex will run concurrently. The Travex Fair will be organized at Hanoi’s Giang Vo Exhibition Centre with around 450 booths presenting tourism products. A website on ATF 2009 will be launched soon.

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