BANGKOK– Thailand hosted ASEAN tourism forum 2018 in the northern province of Chiang Mai last week.

The event is aimed at making the region a united and single destination to welcome tourists from all over the world. Meanwhile, the host promotes the kingdom’s varieties of distinguished tourism products and tourist attractions.

The 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) was held at the Chiang Mai Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) to promote ASEAN as single destinations. It was attended by tourism ministers from ASEAN’s member countries.

Main issues discussed at the forum were expansion of marketing campaigns, marine tourism development, and improvement of tourism personnel competency.

The event is also a platform for business operators to present tourism products and service to buyers, who are leading tour agencies worldwide.

It is expected that the number of tourists, visiting ASEAN region in 2018 will increase by 10 per cent year-on-year. Last year, the region welcomes more than 120 million visitors.


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