"The provincial government is ready to host the international meeting and make it a success," North Sulawesi culture and tourism office chief Haefrey Sendoh said here on Thursday.
He said preparations to host the event were discussed at a technical meeting with the Culture and Tourism Ministry's secretary general and director general on October 14, 2011 at the Grand Kawanua Hotel in Manado.
According to Sendoh, the supporting facilities and infrastructure such as accommodations for the ASEAN Tourism Forum participants at star-rated hotels, the venues for the forum and a travel exhibition had already been selected.
He said other preparations being made by the local committee concerned local transportation facilities while the delegates would come and go by Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and Silk Air which had opened a route between Manado to Singapore.(**/T007)