The theme of the ATF this year is "Is ASEAN Ready for the Travel Corridor?". The idea of Travel bubbles can be well-defined as an exclusive partnership between neighboring or nearby countries that have established significant success in reducing the number of cases of COVID-19 pandemic within their respective borders.
These countries then go on to re-establish connections between them by opening borders and allowing people to travel freely within the zone without needing to undergo on-arrival quarantine. The need to establish a travel bubble platform is to encourage travel in a safe zone without much hassle.
However, a sustainable tourism practice is needed to reopen tourism in a controlled manner. As reported by United Nations, 1.7million more undiscovered viruses can emerge as threats. Thus, the forum aimed to explore the tourism reopening mechanism in the region in a sustainable way.