With the theme, "Culture and Heritage Tourism", the 2nd ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards, ASTA, have been launched as part of ASEAN's Tourism Strategic Plan 2016-2025. Some of the key objectives of the awards were to boost the profile and importance of sustainable tourism businesses in Southeast Asia, promote responsible tourism in all ASEAN countries, combat seasonality, and rebalance tourist flows towards best practice tourism experiences.

Twenty sustainable tourism winners, two from each ASEAN member state will receive a package of benefits that will raise their business profile substantially. Applications are open until 30th October 2019. Results will be announced in early December and the awarding ceremony will be take place on January 2020 during ASEAN Tourism Forum.

Applicants can download the entry form email asta.asean@gmail.com. For further information visit www.aseantourism.travel or contact ASEAN Tourism Competitiveness Committee at: atmcwg@gmail.com.

Source: Radio Television Brunei