Tourism articles

ASEAN Prepares to Draw More Visitors

ASEAN is seeking to grow intra-regional travel and market the region to the global market through a new strategic 10-year plan. The ASEAN tourism association (ASEANTA) is formulating a new ASEAN tourism strategic plan for 2016-2025 that focuses on implementing the ASEAN open skies agreement, facilitating easier access across the regions’s borders, and developing marketing campaigns


The world’s first ASEAN-focused travel channel, GOASEAN, is set to launch in June, after being spearheaded and announced by Malaysia earlier this year. The channel will promote ASEAN as a single tourism destination through travel, food, culture, entertainment and business stories from the region. “The countries of ASEAN offer a rich and diverse cultural heritage


ASEAN Tourism Forums See Boost, Set Standards

Tourism in ASEAN member states is on the rise, according to the 18th meeting of the ASEAN Tourism Minsters, held in January in conjunction with the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2015. Preliminary figures for 2014 showed that 97.2 million international tourists visited ASEAN countries, representing a growth of 3 percent from the previous year. This growth