A T R A C
"ASEAN: The Power of One"
ASEAN Tourism Research Conference 2019
18-20 January 2019 | Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
The ASEAN Tourism Research Association Conference (ATRAC) 2019 is organized in conjunction with ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019.
ATRAC 2019 will support the continuous collective efforts by ASEAN Tourism Stakeholders to promote ASEAN as one collective destination with a melting pot of diversity. ASEAN has made remarkable strides in maintaining peace across Southeast Asia, accelerating economic growth, and improving the lives of the citizens of its 10 member states as a singular economic and tourism region.
Powered by the lure of a 630 million-strong market, ASEAN has become a major tourism hub in the past years with most unforgettable travel experiences in an attempt to promote ASEAN as a single tourism destinations. Tourist arrivals in ASEAN has soared to 105 million as of year 2015 spurring economic growth that drives rising incomes and prosperity. ASEAN as a whole has a good record in recent years, growing by around 5% a year, and powering the creation of a giant middle class. At the start of 2016, the 10 economies of ASEAN were collectively the seventh (7th) largest economy in the world and by the beginning of 2017, that rank had improved to (6th) sixth, and by 2020 it will be fifth (5th). This positive outlook backs tourism as one of the key priority sectors for regional integration growth under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) that was implemented in 2015.
For the 6th Consecutive ATRA Conference in conjunction with ASEAN 2019 Meeting, ATRAC 2019 aims to attract scholars and students from Universities and colleges, individuals with research interest on ASEAN to join this annual conference hosted in this region.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!
Dr Neethiahnanthan ARI RAGAVAN, President of ATRA