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Seychelles meets with Macao representatives at ASEAN ceremony

A Seychelles delegation led by the island's Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, attended the 2nd Inauguration Ceremony of the Macao ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce in

ATF TRAVEX officially declared open

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – The exhibition hall at Lao ITECC was officially declared open on January 21, 2013 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Laos’ Vice Prime Minister, Mr. Asang Laoly.

ATF 2013 kicks off to a grand start

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2013 will welcome some 2,000 delegates, comprising 400 heads of National Tourist Organizations (NTOs) and tourism ministers, and close to 1,600 TRA

Sold-out ASEAN tourism forum 2013

Over 1,000 exhibitors from across ASEAN have snapped up more than 500 booths at ATF TRAVEX 2013 which takes place at Lao ITECC from January 22-24, 2013.

ASEAN spells out its tourism priorities ahead of 2015

BANGKOK, Thailand – The countries of ASEAN are now implementing a clear road map to achieve the tourism objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community, due 2015.

ASEAN: Singapore offers best environment for tourism development

Singapore offers the most attractive environment among ASEAN countries for developing the travel and tourism (T&T) sector, according to the ASEAN Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2012 released

The Asia Pacific tourism decade

Teaching tourism the University of Technology-Sydney, it may come as a surprise to many eTN readers that the majority of my post-graduate students are not Australian but Chinese and my experience is c

Macau ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce receives Seychelles

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, was received by Su Lone Kyan, the President of the Macau ASEAN International Chamber of Commerce, for a meeting in Macau when the Tourism Board

E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - There is a funny expression in French media. They regularly mention “marronnier” (chestnut tree), as soon as a topic comes into the media on a regular basis.

Secretary General of ASEAN to attend Carnival in Seychelles

The Secretary General of ASEAN (Association of the South East Asia Nations), H.E. Dr.

Ever heard of “Exotic Usakhane” ?

MANADO (eTN) - The ASEAN Travel Forum event is always the opportunity to get updates on tourism performance and strategies from each country in Southeast Asia, and also to learn a lot about Southeast

ASEAN countries agree to ease visa regulations

The 15th ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2012 in Manado, North Sulawesi, produced 7 core agreements to support the implementation of the “ASEAN Tourism Strategic Pla

10 Indonesia hotels received ASEAN Green Hotel Recognition Award 2012

Acknowledged for implementing eco-friendly principles in its operation, 10 hotels were honored with the ASEAN Green Hotel Recognition Award 2012.

With demand softening from Europe, ASEAN lures at Asia

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - The 15th meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers launched the ATF 2012 in Manado on January 12.

Brunei Minister attends tourism meetings in Asia

The Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar, was in Manado, Republic of Indonesia, attending

Minister: ASEAN wants more Indian visitors

Indonesia's Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said on Wednesday that ASEAN targeted to boost the number of Indian tourists visiting the region.

ATF in Manado kicks off

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - It is Asia’s first big show of the year.

ASEAN leaders sign Bali Concord III

On Thursday, November 17, leaders of the 10 Association of Southeast Nations signed the Bali Concord III accord, the road map outlining strategies to strengthen the ASEAN community’s three pillars i

Manado hosts ASEAN Economic Ministers` Meeting

Economic Ministers from the ten countries in ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) will convene in Manado, capital of North Sulawesi, to attend the annual ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting, h

This year’s ASEAN Tourism Forum TRAVEX will be bigger than ever

MANADO, Indonesia – ATF 2012 TRAVEX boasts 20% more registrations from exhibitors, buyers, and media as compared to the same time last year.

ASEAN: The importance of having a logo

PHNOM PENH (eTN) - The ATF edition 2010 in Brunei saw the launch of two new brands that are supposed to strengthen the image of ASEAN as a whole.

ASEAN tourism continues to prosper

PHNOM PENH (eTN) - ASEAN Travel Forum 2011 hosted in Phnom Penh for the second time reconfirms that Southeast Asia is flying high again.

Tourism ministers adopt ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan

JAKARTA, Indonesia - ASEAN tourism ministers have agreed to adopt an ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP)2011-2015 to serve as reference for national tourism organisations in carrying out tourism progr

ASEAN+3 pledge to boost tourism cooperation

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)+3 (China, Japan and South Korea) tourism officials met Phnom Penh Sunday for promoting tourism cooperation.

AirAsia, truly ASEAN

(eTN) - The ASEAN logo is proudly displayed on the aircraft's livery of some of AirAsia's Airbus A320 all across Asia, and this is more than justified.

Air connections and international presence are crucial to Timor Leste tourism

East Timor (Timor Leste) gained independence from Indonesia in 2002 after a violent struggle, which led to the cutting of Timor Island into two distinctive parts: Timor Barat (West Timor) with Kupang

ASEAN ambassadors visiting India to boost tourism, trade

IMPHAL, India - Ambassadors of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states are visiting the northeastern states to explore prospects of tourism and trade and to enhance people to