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Hanuman at the ATF 2013 in Vientiane, Laos

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Hanuman was an exhibitor at the recent Asean Tourism Forum 2013 in Vientiane, Laos, with its own stand in the Cambodia section of the event.

Hanuman at the ATF in Vientiane, Laos


Held over three days at the ITECC (International Trade Exhibition and Convention Center) in Vientiane, the ATF attracted around 500 buyers from every corner of the globe. There were large numbers of buyers from the English-speaking markets of Australia, the UK and the US, as well as impressive showing from Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe. There was also a large contingent of Indian buyers, as well as plenty of tour operators from the Southeast Asia region.

Among the exhibitors, the regional tourism powerhouses of Malaysia and Thailand had the largest number of booths, with Indonesia close behind. The Philippines was also well-represented, as was Singapore. Laos made a great effort on home soil, with a large number of DMCs and hoteliers exhibiting, arranged around the Lao National Tourism Authority ornate central stand. The Cambodia section included an attractive replica of a Banteay Srei tower and several of the leading local hoteliers. Hanuman was one of the very few DMCs represented in Cambodia and enjoyed plenty of positive feedback on the stand decoration as representing the best of the kingdom.

Many thanks to the Lao hosts for their hospitality and organisation during the event. All the best to Malaysia for 2014.


Hanuman at the ATF 2013 in Vientiane, Laos

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Hanuman team will be travelling to the Lao capital to promote Cambodia and the Mekong region at the Asean Tourism Forum 2013, taking place from 21-24 January 2013.

The Hanuman Booth at the 2011 ATF in Phnom Penh

The Hanuman Booth at the 2011 ATF in Phnom Penh

This year’s ATF will see more than 1000 exhibitors spread across 500 booths, plus a media contingent of about 130 from around the region. Hanuman will be exhibiting at Stand F4 in the Cambodian section of the hall and looks forward to welcoming both existing travel partners and potential new partners from around the world. New for 2013 is our Hanuman Travel Collection DVD with more than 50 videos from around the region, including destinations, experiences, hotels and cruises. Video is now an important element of a comprehensive 360 degree marketing strategy, so be sure to drop by our stand for a copy of this original DVD.

Our team at the ATF in Vientiane will include a number of our senior managers. Our owner and Managing Director Mrs Sotho Tan will be attending with 25 years and more of tourism and travel experience in the region. Our Company Advisor Nick Ray will also be on hand and he has a wealth of knowledge on the Indochina region, as he has been writing Lonely Planet guidebooks to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam for 15 years now. For French speakers, our French Department Manager Ludovic Ronsin will be attending and for Russian speakers our Russia and Eastern Europe Manager Sergey Oreshko will be on the stand during the event.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 ATF in Vientiane, Laos. Please drop by our stand if you are attending the event.