Southeast Asia Tourism Community Embraces .travel

Jamie Wetherbe Use of the .travel Internet domain continues to gain prevalence in Southeast Asia, as tourism organizations such as ASEAN and their members promote the dedicated tourism space by adopting .travel website and e-mail addresses. The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2007 recently utilized the Web

By: Jamie Wetherbe

Use of the .travel Internet domain continues to gain prevalence in Southeast Asia, as tourism organizations such as ASEAN and their members promote the dedicated tourism space by adopting .travel website and e-mail addresses.

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2007 recently utilized the Web site www.atf2007travel to promote their annual event and reports that the organization has now adopted the use of .travel e-mail addresses as well.

ATF 2007, the annual convention of the ASEAN tourism industry, promotes the exchange of ideas, review of industry developments and joint formulation of specific recommendations to further accelerate the growth of ASEAN tourism.

ASEAN member nations in include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The group is also widely marketing the Web site www.visitASEAN.travel to help educate global tourists on the myriad of travel experiences available in Southeast Asia and to cross-promote the region's countries to garner expanded consumer interest.

"We are very pleased with the ongoing support of our friends in Southeast Asia," said Ron Andruff, president of Tralliance Corporation, the .travel Registry. "Tourism leaders in this part of the world are to be commended for utilizing every marketing tool available to them, including .travel, to keep pace with the growth of tourism in this important region."

Other organizations and destinations in Southeast Asia currently utilizing .travel in their promotional and marketing efforts include:

www.natas.travel - National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) www.bruneitourism.travel - Brunei Tourism www.visitsingapore.travel - Singapore Tourism Board www.thailand.travel - Tourism Authority of Thailand www.visitasean.travel - Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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