Top News Yogyakarta will play host to ATF 2023 By TTG Asia / Posted on 8 February, 2021 17:57 ASEAN Tourism Forum will return to Yogyakarta when it is Indonesia’s turn to host the annual event again come 2023. The city last hosted the event in 2002. Yogyakarta is one of the super priority destinations in Indonesia; Borobudur Temple in Indonesia pictured The announcement was made by Indonesian minister of tourism and creative economy, Sandiaga Uno, at the 24th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers. “I am happy to announce that ATF 2023 will be held in one of the five super priority destinations in Indonesia: Borobudur, more specifically, Yogyakarta. We hope that ATF 2023 will (create) momentum for the national and regional recovery (of the country post-pandemic),” he said. Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani, primary secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, explained that apart from being one of the super priority destinations, Yogyakarta has been picked to host the event as the city has the facilities and capacity to host the Travex. As well, Borobudur and the latest developments around the area will attract not only Buddhist communities from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, but also, buyers from around the globe. Furthermore, the new Yogyakarta International Airport, the trans-Java toll road and railway network across Java will provide relatively easy access for delegates.