ASEAN Tourism Forum 2021 Postponed

AKP Phnom Penh, November 13, 2020 —

Ministry of Tourism has announced that the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2021 (AFT2021) scheduled to be hosted by Cambodia in January next year is delayed to 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

According to a recent letter of the Office of the Council of Ministers to the Ministry of Tourism, the regional forum along with the Travel Expo (TRAVEX) and related meetings will be postponed to early 2022.

For the ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meetings and ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) Meetings, the Ministry of Tourism is allowed to conduct via Videoconference to approve some documents, as the host, it added.

Themed “ASEAN-A Community of Peace and Shared Future”, the 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum has been previously planned from Jan. 17 to 23, 2021 in Phnom Penh.

According to its online source, the ASEAN Tourism Forum, founded in 1981, is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 Member States 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.

By Chea Vannak