ATF 2023 will bear the theme, Empower Talents, Embrace Technology, Recover Tourism, when Indonesia takes over chairmanship of ASEAN Tourism in 2022-2023.
Sandiaga Uno, minister of tourism and creative economy, said the theme is in line with this year’s G20 Indonesia summit – Recover Together, Recover Stronger. It also signals the region’s tourism recovery.
“Indonesia will foster the resurgence of the tourism sector and the opening of jobs to spur (recovery of) both national and ASEAN economy,” he said.
Pauline Suharno, chairman of Association of the Travel Agencies in Indonesia, said ATF 2023’s vision of togetherness must be reflected in implementation, through applicable programmes such as common health passport measures, border controls and returning policies across the region.
Herman Rukmanadi, CEO of Bhara Tours, called for collective facilitation of travel within ASEAN member countries and intra-ASEAN travel promotions.
ATF 2023 will be held in Yogyakarta.