1,000 exhibitors at ATF 2016
The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines hosted ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 from 18-25 January 2016. With the theme, ‘One Community for Sustainability’, the 35th edition of this forum launched the new ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP) 2016 – 2020 with focus on development and growth of the region’s tourism. Around 1,000 exhibitors connected with 457 buyers from around the world.
Vienna, among the world’s most captivating and enchanting cities, drew a record number of 40,355 Indians last year, accounting for 89,628 overnight stays. While the number of Indians visiting Vienna increased by 49.5 per cent over last year, the number of overnight stays grew by 38.7 per cent, according to the Vienna Tourist Board. Vienna continued to attract more people with tourist arrivals and crossed the 6.6 million mark, representing an increase of 6.1 per cent. The former capital of the Habsburg Empire is prepared to welcome Indian travellers in much larger numbers in 2016. According to the data, the growth in Indian visitors to Vienna was among the highest after the Arabic countries and Taiwan. During 2015 overnight stays crossed the 14 million mark for the first time, representing a healthy 5.9 per cent increase over the previous year.