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PR/17-04 ASEAN-Korea Centre took part in the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum 20172017-01-19

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PRESS RELEASE
No.PR/17-04Date2017.01.19(Thu)
ContactProgram Inquiries: Ms. Jung Ji-seung (+82-2-2287-1129, jsjung@aseankorea.org)
Press Inquiries: Ms. Hwang Ji-seon (+82-2-2287-1149, hjs@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


ASEAN-Korea Centre took part in the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017

- The Forum held in Singapore on Jan. 16-20, under the theme of ‘Shaping Our Tourism Journey Together’ -

- The Centre shared plans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year -


Singapore - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun), an intergovernmental organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea, took part in the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017 which took place in Singapore on 16-20 January. During the Forum, the Centre shared its contributions to ASEAN Tourism development and tourism cooperation between ASEAN and Korea, and its commemorative programs for the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and ‘ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year.’ Held under the theme of ‘Shaping Our Tourism Journey Together,’ the Forum brought about ASEAN Tourism Ministers, and stakeholders from the region as well as the major dialogue partners such as Korea, China, Japan, India, and Russia. The Forum was ever more meaningful this year, as it officially launched ‘Visit ASEAN@50 Golden Celebration 2017’ campaign and also released 50 cross-border travel experiences in the region, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the regional grouping.


Kim Young-sun, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted, “People-to-people exchange between ASEAN and Korea reached almost 8 million in 2016, which shows us how important the tourism industry is in strengthening the ties between ASEAN and Korea. The ASEAN-Korea Centre has implemented its culture and tourism programs in line with tourism visions of ASEAN such as sustainable development and ecotourism, while further enhancing its roles as a key channel for tourism cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between the two region. I hope the Forum would serve as a meaningful platform for the Centre to introduce its efforts and contributions, as well as to further align its work programs with directions and aspirations of ASEAN.”


During the ASEAN Ministers Consultation Meeting with ASEAN International Organization Partners on 19 January, the Secretary General shared the Centre’s achievements and its work programs in line with the ASEAN Tourism Agenda. Marking the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year, the Centre plans to designate May 2017 as the Month of ASEAN, during which a series of commemorative events will be held with an aim to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the two region: ‘International Conference on ASEAN-Korea Partnership (May, Seoul)’, ‘ASEAN Culinary Festival (June, Seoul)’, and ‘ASEAN Tourism Promotional Pavilion at Korea World Travel Fair (June, Seoul)’. The Centre will also make efforts to raise awareness on ‘Visit ASEAN@50’ campaign and 50 special travel experiences revealed at the Forum throughout the year.



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