Fifth, tourism ministers also agreed to support the development and implementation of the COVID-19 crisis recovery plan, as well as to strengthen ASEAN`s tourism capacity and tourism promotion and marketing efforts, as well as tourism promotion and marketing, with the aim of making ASEAN the only tourist destination. Second, intensify the cooperation of the National Tourism Organization (NGO) with other relevant ASEAN sectors, including health, information, transport and immigration, as well as with ASEAN`s external partners, to jointly implement comprehensive, transparent and rapid measures to mitigate and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and other future crises. First, the ministers agreed to promote ASEAN coordination to speed up the exchange of travel information, including health standards and other measures needed by ASEAN member states to stem the spread of the COVID 19 epidemic by strengthening the activities of the ASEAN Tourism Crisis Communication Team (ATCCT). The meeting presented a seven-point joint statement on the agreement with all TOURISM ministers of ASEAN countries on strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism, one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic. Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Wamenparekraf) Angela Tanoesoedibjo represented Indonesia at the meeting of ASEAN tourism ministers at the „Special Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers (M-ATM) on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) ” on Wednesday evening (29.04.2020). Thirdly, the ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation in information exchange and best practice between ASEAN Member States and with ASEAN dialogue partners to support the tourism sector. JAKARTA, ITN – ASEAN member states have agreed on seven cooperation efforts in the area of tourism to mitigate the sector considered most affected by the co-19 pandemic. The ATA agreement is an example of ASEAN cooperation in the socio-cultural field, i.e. a joint agreement in the area of tourism Sixth, ministers agreed to accelerate the implementation of micro and macro-economy policies, provide technical assistance and financial incentives, tax cuts, capacity building and capacity building, in particular digital skills for tourism and tourism players.
Seventh, accelerate cooperation with ASEAN dialogue partners, international organizations and relevant industries to build a resilient Southeast Asia and be ready to effectively implement and manage sustainable and inclusive tourism after the crisis. The arrival rate of international tourists has fallen by about 34 per cent, and hotel room occupancy is currently stagnating at its lowest level, and there have been many cancellations in the travel industry. ASEAN Member States have revised or corrected their targets for the number of international tourism visits and revenues from the tourism sector. ×××××××××××××××××××××××××××××××, according to Angela Indonesia, with all ASEAN Member States, to promote a common vision of mitigation and recovery of the tourism sector, both during and after the COVID 19 pandemic. ASEAN Member States recorded a decline in tourism performance of around 36% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2018 and 2019.