See what is new in luxury tourism throughout Asia – the 2nd Asia Destination Film Forum & Awards will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 30 January (at Quaint, Sukhumvit Soi 61).
Jens Thraenart, writer and philanthropical conservationist, is a Bangkok-based Dane. He supports and promotes Mekong Tourism. The previous evening, 29 January, there will be a Destination Film Forum Networking Happy Hour at Hyatt Regency Bangkok (Spectrum Bar), in partnership with Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA, Travel Massive, and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office.
Some highlights of the entire two-day event, which celebrates the importance of visual storytelling to promote destinations and sustainability and discusses how destinations, travel companies, and hotels can benefit from film, are:
- As well as the Asia Destination Film Forum, the Asia Destination Film Awards, the Mekong Mini Movie Festival Awards, there is a Mongolia Film Festival BBQ Party
- The Forum and Awards are co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Itthipol Khunpluem, Minister of Culture of Thailand, and Dr. Sorajak Kasemsuwan, Secretary General of the National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contents Associations, Thailand
- A number of high-profile speakers from the public and private sector will present case studies and talk on the topic, including tourism case studies from Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, South Korea, and Mongolia.
- Feature films, including “The Cave”, Netflix series “Stranded”, short-films, and Video Blogger content will be presented by filmmakers and producers
- Award-winning films “The Steed” (Mongolia), and “The Last Reel” (Cambodia) will be fully screened at the event as well as shortlisted entries and winners of the Asia Destination Film Awards and the Mekong Mini Movie Festival.
- DFF Film Party, featuring authentic Mongolian BBQ with Mongolian performances, hosted by the Minister of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia.