Singapore: ITF-2017 theme


The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member nations of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Each year, the hosting of ATF is rotated among the member countries. In 2017, the ATF will be held and hosted in Singapore. This will be the 36th edition of ATF since it’s inauguration in Malaysia in 1981 and the third time in Singapore.

ATF 2017 has slogan ‘Shaping Our Tourism Journey Together’
This theme reflects the continual, collective efforts by ASEAN member states to influence and address various challenges and opportunities, as we jointly develop the tourism industry in Southeast Asian region.

As 2017 is also the 50th Anniversary of the formation of ASEAN, this theme also aptly complements the ‘Visit ASEAN@50: Golden Celebrations’ campaign, as it highlights ASEAN’s efforts in shaping the tourism journey, its development and achievements.”

DATE: 18 – 20 January 2017
VENUE: Marina Bay Sands
Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Halls A, B &C, Level 1
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Operating Hours: 9am – 6.00pm


ATF 2017 comprises the following components:
ASEAN Tourism Conference
ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) Meetings
ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meetings
Meetings of the three ASEAN Travel Trade Associations

ATF 2017 aims to project ASEAN as an attractive, multi-faceted single destination
Create and increase awareness of ASEAN as a highly competitive regional tourist destination in the Asia Pacific. Attract more tourists to ASEAN member countries and promote intra-ASEAN travel. Strengthen cooperation among the various sectors of the ASEAN tourism industry. As the annual convention of the ASEAN tourism industry, ATF also provides the platform for the exchange of ideas, review of industry developments and joint formulation of recommendations to further accelerate the growth of ASEAN tourism.

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