The 2019 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) will be held along with the ATF Travel Exchange (Travex) in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province. illustrative image The ASEAN Tourism Forum is the most important annual event promoting ASEAN tourism co-operation. As the host of this year ATF, Vietnam has the chance to improve its role and position in regional tourism co-operation, the tourism industry in general and Quang Ninh’s tourism. According to the organisers, as of January 5, 155 media companies registered to come and report about the forum. Various events will be held such as the 23rd ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting, the first ASEAN-China Tourism Ministers Meeting, the ASEAN-India Tourism Ministers Meeting, the 49th meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organisations, the first meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organisations-China, the meeting of the ASEAN-India Tourism Working Group and the ASEAN-Russia Federation Tourism Consultation. The 2019 Travex is a gathering place for international suppliers, customers and visitors. This is an ideal opportunity to promote tourism products. The fair with 450 shops is expected to attract 400 international buyers, 150 reporters and up to 2,000 visitors. The fair will be held from January 14-18.