Over 1,600 delegates to attend ATF 2014 in Kuching, Malaysia

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Malaysia’s Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, has said that the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Kuching this month will be the perfect platform for the travel industry to ‘Feel the Warmth’ of an increasingly integrated Southeast Asia. The ASEAN Tourism Forum will take place in Kuching, Sarawak, from 16-23 January 2014, and with over 1,600 delegates - which includes some 150 ASEAN Tourism Ministers and officials from ASEAN Tourism Ministries, 500 ASEAN exhibitors, 500 international buyers, 100 international and local media as well as 100 tourism trade visitors - will attend. As part of Travex, the ASEAN Tourism Conference (ATC) will be held on 21 January 2014 at Borneo Convention Center, Kuching, Sarawak with the theme - “ASEAN: Advancing Tourism Together”. Four speakers and topics have been identified and confirmed: Airline Open Sky Policy: AirAsia; CEO Aireen Omar, Sze Ning Sandy Yu, Ground Transportation: Advisor of COO, Bangkok Mass Transit System, Public Company Ltd.; Cruise and Sea Transportation: Farriek Tawfik, Director of Carnival PLC, Singapore; and River-based Tourism: Xu Jing, Regional Director for the Asia and Pacific, UNWTO.