1. The Twenty-Second Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers (22nd M-ATM) was held on 17 January 2019 in Ha Long City, Viet Nam, in conjunction with the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 (ATF). H.E. Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, chaired the Meeting, and H.E. Dato Ali Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism of Brunei Darussalam, served as Vice-Chairman. The 22nd M-ATM was preceded by the Forty-Ninth Meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and senior official meetings with dialogue partners.
  2. Based on preliminary submissions by ASEAN Member States, the Ministers were pleased to note that 129 million tourists visited ASEAN in 2018, an increase of 7.6 per cent from 2017. Intra-ASEAN travel continued to be the major share of tourists, making up 37.2 per cent of total international arrivals in 2017.

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