Published on : Monday, January 13, 2020
Development has been made in the execution of the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP), mentioned Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Pengiran Haji Kamalrudzaman bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Ishak.
Yesterday he commented while heading the 51st Meeting of the ASEAN National Tourism Organization (NTO) at The Empire Brunei in Jerudong. The heads of NTOs from ASEAN member states (AMS) were also present in the meeting.
Pengiran Haji Kamalrudzaman explained that several significant matters would be considered in the meeting that would add to the progress of ASEAN tourism, like regional collaboration; joint cooperation among AMS and partners; and the sustainable and all-encompassing tourism development of ASEAN destinations, to stay competitive in the tourism industry.
Vice-Chair of the meeting and Head of NTO Cambodia Thong Rathasak in his welcoming speech said that he hopes that the 51st ASEAN NTO Meeting would act as an important platform of options, opinions and ideas for tourism in AMS; to talk about other problems about implementation of the ATSP 2016-2025; to perk up the regional tourism services; and improve the implementation of the ATSP 2016-2025.
The meeting talked on the growth and the implementation of ATSP 2016-2025; discussing the mid-term of ATSP 2016-2025; and regarding the reports of the ASEAN Tourism Committees on Competitiveness, Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism Development, Tourism Professionals Monitoring and Tourism Resourcing, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Also, it evaluated the performance of ASEAN tourism in 2018 and 2019, and discussed on collaboration with other ASEAN bodies and dialogue partners – namely, Plus Three, India and the Russian Federation.
The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2020 theme this year is ‘ASEAN – Together Towards a Next Generation of Travel’.
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