Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam) – October 8, 2013 – Travelindex has launched today, in time for the 23rd ASEAN SUMMIT, its VisitASEAN.org, the first and only integrated travel information resource on all 10 ASEAN countries and their tourism industry. It actively contributes to promote tourism in the ASEAN Region and allows direct, commission-free marketing for all stakeholders. The travel website help businesses across the region to go online and connect with potential visitors and investors in just one click.
This is the fourth time that Brunei Darussalam has chaired ASEAN, having previously been the Chair in 1989, 1995 and 2001. In 2013, Brunei Darussalam will chair the 23rd ASEAN Summit on 9-10 October 2013.
Brunei Darussalam’s theme for the Chairmanship is “Our People, Our Future Together”. This theme stresses the role of the people in ASEAN Member States in advancing cooperation in the areas of political-security, economic and socio-cultural. It also asserts that the region’s future is dependent on how the people of ASEAN move and work together to ensure progress for the development of the whole region.
Leaders of the 10 Association of South Eastern Countries (ASEAN), as well as China, Japan and South Korea, will be joined by Russia, the US and India in a major regional summit in Brunei in mid-October.
The summit provides a valuable opportunity for leaders to engage on key strategic, political and economic issues of common concern, with the aim of promoting stability and economic prosperity in the region. The meeting comes as ASEAN charts the future for the goal of a common market by 2015 as well as increased tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
ASEAN tourists can experience wild life to city life to snow – capped mountains to dense tropical rainforests; from serene beach life to a bustling city life. No two countries are the same yet their unity is impeccable.
The people of ASEAN live both a simple and complex lifestyle – a sight only to be admired. There are a multitude of ethnic groups inhabiting the region and many still live a traditional way of life. To an outsider, the traditional lifestyle may appear simple, but the cultural traditions, beliefs, attitudes and values are often very complex but suited to their respective environmental situation. In other parts of the region you will witness towering skyscrapers mushrooming in the cities with a dynamic way of life. Be among the privileged to witness the multitude lifestyle in this region.
At launch, VisitASEAN.org is the easiest access portal for researching, comparing and direct connecting with unique and difficult to find travel opportunities in the Asean Region. Instead of spending hours scanning the internet or hundreds of general travel sites, VisitASEAN.org enables users to quickly identify travel opportunities through an easy to navigate interface allowing them to refine their searches according to criteria that matter to them, and quickly connect with resorts, hotels and travel operators in the region. VisitASEAN.org allows users the opportunity to provide reviews and feedback to help others make better, more informed travel decisions.
Travelindex is a specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the travel and tourism communities. Travelindex users benefit from domain-expert search engines and a broad range of proprietary web-based content, helping them search for and locate hotels, destinations, tours and services and access comprehensive content with direct contact and booking links. A dedicated team constantly searches the globe to bring together thousands of unique, undiscovered and sustainable travel opportunities in an easy-to-navigate platform that helps users research, compare and contact directly these unique travel offerings. Travelindex has a team of experts in sustainability, technology, web search, consumer services and social media working to create a world-class research and booking experience. For suppliers, Travelindex offers highly filtered search results and marketing opportunities, product promotion and brand advertising platforms. Travelindex.com has been recognized for its unique market approach, product usability, and passionate management team.
Watch a video mini-series on the ASEAN Region at http://youtu.be/DEjcComji0o
Ms. Nicole Lim