The 32 nd ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) concluded in Laos on January 24, after one week of various activities.

This annual event brought together representatives from the tourism sectors of all 10 ASEAN member nations.

Themed “Hand in hand, conquering our future”, this year’s event aimed to lay the foundation for further enhancing and developing cooperation plans on ASEAN’s tourism and image popularisation to international friends, heading to an ASEAN community in 2015.

Each year the hosting of ATF is rotated among the member countries. Next year, the 33 rd ATF will be held in Malaysia.-VNA