Apa Itu Asean Tourism Agreement

VU the Manila Declaration of 15 December 1987 expressing ASEAN`s determination to promote travel within ASEAN and strengthen the ASEAN tourism industry; (4) encourage the use of smart cards for ASEAN business travellers and frequent flyers and, where appropriate, for cross-border travel, on the basis of bilateral agreements between Member States that are prepared to do so; (6) the development and strengthening of ASEAN cooperation in overseas markets and major international tourism and travel fairs; (4) the creation of an integrated network of tourism and tourism services to maximize the complementarity of the region`s tourist attractions; (2) increased joint use of resources and facilities for tourism education and training programmes; (6) Take strict measures to prevent tourism-related abuse and exploitation against people, especially women and children. NOTE the strategic importance of the tourism industry for sustainable socio-economic growth in ASEAN Member States and the diversity of cultures, economy and complementary benefits throughout the region, which would benefit ASEAN`s tourism development in promoting improved quality of life, peace and well-being at the regional level; (5) strengthen measures to prevent threats to heritage and natural resources posed by tourism; RESOLVED to conclude an ASEAN tourism agreement at the seventh ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darussalam on 4 November 2001; CONSCIENTS that tourism plays a valuable role in closing the development gap between ASEAN Member States and promoting mutual understanding and regional stability; (3) improving education programmes and skills in tourism training and formulating competency standards and certification procedures that eventually lead to mutual recognition of skills and qualifications in the ASEAN region; (3) encourage cooperation between ASEAN`s national tourism organisations and the tourism industry, in particular airlines, hotels and resorts, travel agencies and tour operators, for the marketing and promotion of transnational travel packages, including sub-regional growth areas; (1) develop non-restrictive arrangements allowing ASEAN Member States to use tourism professionals and skilled workers in the region on the basis of bilateral agreements; CONSCIENTSS of improving the efficiency and competitiveness of ASEAN`s tourism services; (4) strengthen cooperation in the development of measures to promote efficient and safe travel and tourism in the area of land transport and travel insurance; and REAFFIRMING our commitment to the rules and principles of the General Agreement on Trade in Services and our policy to apply them to the tourism and travel industry; (5) Cooperation with other countries, groups of countries and international institutions in the field of human resource development for tourism. (6) strengthening mutual assistance in the development of human resources and strengthening cooperation in the development, modernization and extension of tourism and travel facilities and services in ASEAN; Member States are conducting ongoing negotiations on trade in tourism services under the ASEAN Services Agreement. (4) call on Airlines in Member States to extend their tourism promotion programmes; (11) Promote public-private partnerships in the field of tourism marketing and promotion, in cooperation with international and regional tourism organizations and other relevant organizations. (7) create favourable conditions for the public and private sectors in order to be able to become more involved in the development of tourism, in travel within ASEAN and, hence, in tourist services and facilities. (10) cooperation in the use of information technology in the ASEAN tourism and travel trade sectors; and (9) promote investment opportunities in the tourism industry