About ATF 2016

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The Background

With rapid development of tourism in Asia in 1990s, there was a recognized need for an international forum for tourism industry practitioners, academicians, researchers, government of cials and tourism policy makers to come together to ex- change vital research information for sustainable tourism industry development in Asia. As such, the aim and objective of ATF is to facilitate exchange of information and networking among researchers, tourism industry practitioners, and policy makers for further research collaboration and networking with a grand objective of helping sensible development, market- ing and management in Asia. ATF typically features keynote speakers who are recognized leaders in tourism eld as well as recognized paper and post- er presenters.The 12th Biennial Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Asia will be held in Bandung,West Java, Indonesia.

The previuos ATF was held in the following places

1st ATF Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, 1993
2nd ATF Ho Chi Mihn City,Vietnam, 1996
3rd ATF Phuket,Thailand, 1998
4th ATF Chiangmai,Thailand, 2000
5th ATF Hong Kong, Republic of China, 2002
6th ATF Phuket,Thailand, 2004
7th ATF Jeonju,Thailand, 2006
8th ATF Angers,Thailand, 2008
9th ATF Hualien,Taiwan, 2010
10th ATF Bandung,West Java – Indonesia, 2012
11th ATF Hong Kong, Republic of China, 2014


The Themes

The 12th Biennial Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Asia wil be held in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia as a continuation of the previous successful Asia Tourism Forums held in Vietnam, Thailand, Hongkong, France, and Taiwan. The theme of this forum will be "A New Approach To Wonderful Tourism" and the aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for presentation and discussion of the research outcomes among academic scholars and those who are interested in hospitality and tourism industry development in the Asia Pacific Region so that they can exchange information on their research and also network among themselves for future collaboration in research and academic exchange. "A New Approach To Wonderful Tourism" | INNOVATION . RESEARCH . EDUCATION |

The Objectives

The Objective of the ATF is to Facilitate the exchange of information and network among researchers, tourism industry practitioners and policy makers for further research collaboration and networking with a grand objective of helping sustainable development, marketing and management of tourism in Asia.