The shimmering Bay of Ha Long, Vietnam with its magnificent limestone formations will form the backdrop of the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in January 2019. Ha Long city, the capital of the surrounding Quang Ninh province, is all set to welcome some 1,500 international delegates during the week-long event. This includes ministerial officials to the events formal meetings, as well as exhibitors from across ASEAN region. The event will also attract hosted buyers & media from around the world, as well as travel industry professionals to the TRAVEX trade show.
Official ministerial meetings will primarily be held at the FLC Ha Long Bay Resort while the 3-day TRAVEX travel trade exhibition from 16 to 18 January 2019 will take place at the Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center (QNEPEC).
The 21,000 sqm state-of-the-art venue modelled after a local pearl-making mollusk, has been the selected venue of choice for significant cultural, social, and economic forums in the city and can now add the ATF name to its list.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, H.E. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said “The people of Quang Ninh province are ready to welcome delegates and guests. We are honoured to host ATF and we invite all visitors to experience the natural beauty and warmth of our people. We are ready to embrace all ASEAN states to drive connectivity and sustainable tourism to Viet Nam and the region as one.”
In anticipation of ATF 2019, the city has undergone extensive developments to enhance connectivity to Ha Long city. A new highway connecting capital Hanoi with the province will cut transport time down to 1.5 hours from 4 hours.
For more information on the event visit: Visit atfvietnam2019.com
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