Top News ASEAN Tourism Forum pushed to 2022 By TTG Asia / Posted on 1 December, 2020 12:12 The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2021, originally scheduled to take place in Cambodia from January 17-23, has been postponed until January 2022. In a statement announcing the shift of the event, Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism said: “While some countries have successfully contained the virus, resurgent cases have also been observed in other countries. With the evolving situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cambodia and countries worldwide are still imposing restrictions on large-scale events and travel. Cambodia moves ASEAN Tourism Forum to next year “Proceeding with ATF 2021 in this climate will be challenging as foreign delegations, media, sellers, buyers and trade visitors have expressed concerns about travelling.” Highlighting that its top priority is the health and safety of all the participants of ATF 2021, the ministry called the postponement “a difficulty but necessary decision”. Revised dates will be announced as soon as possible, it added. The annual travel trade show rotates annually between the 10 ASEAN member states – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. ATF 2021 was expected to attract more than 2,000 participants from across 25 countries, including government ministers and officials, sellers, buyers, media as well as trade visitors in the tourism industry.