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ASEANTA holds meeting in Wakayama, Japan

 

JAPAN'S Wakayama Prefecture will play host to the second edition of the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Board Members Meeting from today until August 1.

 

ASEANTA president, Mohd Khalid, will lead the 30-strong delegation from the 10 ASEAN countries for the second ASEANTA meeting for the year, to be held in Shirahama City.

 

The agenda includes a table-top discussion and networking session with key representatives of more than 30 organisations from the local travel trade in Wakayama, a tour around the city for inspection and the annual fireworks festival.

 

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ASEANTA builds up role in region

 

ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) is determined to play a larger role within the regional tourism landscape, a goal it is working towards by seeking out new sources of income.

The association’s newly elected president, Mohd Khalid Harun, said: “We would like ASEANTA to be able to advise the governments in terms of policies and be actively involved in decision-making.”

He added that, at times, there were decisions taken by the governments that ASEANTA was not aware of and could have given its input on.

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Wego signs off on ASEANTA web deal

 

BANGKOK, 25 March 2011 — ASEAN Tourism Association signed off, Thursday, on the final verison of an agreement drafted last January that authorises the Singapore-based travel comparisons website, Wego.Com, to market and build bookings through the association’s website Southeastasia.Org.

Wego.Com was involved in Aseanta’s official website from its launch in 2009, sub-contracted by USAID’s ACE project, which funded the site’s development until October year.

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dusitD2 baraquda pattaya wins ASEANTA Awards of Excellence at ASEAN Tourism Forum 2011

 

Pattaya, Thailand – Pattaya, Thailand – dusitD2 baraquda pattaya’s innovative Corporate Social Responsibility campaign (CSR) “The Release of Baby Clownfish (Nemo) to their Home Reefs” has been awarded Best ASEAN Conservation Effort at the recent ASEANTA Awards of Excellence 2011. The award presentation ceremony was held at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2011, on Wednesday 19 January 2011 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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