ACC Representatives Attended the 55th Meeting of ASEAN NTOs and Relevant Meetings

source:ASEAN-China Centre Chinese

On 14 December 2021, the 55th Meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) was held online. The meeting was chaired by the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia and over 100 delegates from the ASEAN NTOs, the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC), the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), ASEAN Tourism Association and other relevant organisations joined the meeting and shared their understandings on containing the COVID-19 pandemic and revitalising tourism sector.  

During the meeting, Mr. Li Qianguo, Tourism Officer of ACC made a presentation focusing on the latest figures of China’s tourism market, recent major tourism activities as well as the future work programme of ACC. The ASEAN NTOs and other relevant organisations appreciated ACC’s sustained efforts of promoting ASEAN tourism and enhancing tourism capacity of ASEAN Member States (AMS). The delegates expressed support on regional collaboration to revitalise tourism sector and explored the possibilities of reopening ASEAN tourism, interoperability of Digital Health Application and establishing travel corridors among AMS. 

On 15 December 2021, the ACC representatives also attended the 40th Meeting of ASEAN Plus Three NTOs via video link and exchanged views with other delegates on regional tourism cooperation work plan.