Bandar Lampung will host of this year’s Indonesia’s annual travel mart Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) or Pasar Wisata Indonesia, from October 12 to 14, to promote Indonesian tourism destinations to foreigners.
This Indonesian premier tourism event will be held at Novotel Hotel Lampung and will present all tourist destinations, including popular travel destinations, tourism objects, new product development.
During the signing of MOU between Indonesian Tourism Society (Masyarakat Pariwisata Indonesia) and Culture & Tourism Office of Lampung Province taking place at the Ministry of Culture & Tourism office in Jakarta on 4 July, the Chairwoman and Steering Committee of TIME 2011, Meity Robot, said that TIME would be place for buyers of tourism services to meet with sellers. “The buyers comprise of international tour operators, while sellers include hotels, airlines and tourism destination stakeholders,” said Meity.
“The preparation of the event is going well and expected the event to boost the development of Indonesia’s tourism industry. The delegations from 30 countries would take part at the event,” Meity concluded.
TIME this year enters its 17th years of conduct. The event is organized by the Indonesian Tourism Society (Masyarakat Pariwisata Indonesia) and supported by entire tourism components in Indonesia. It is the only international travel mart in Indonesia with business to business concept. The event is a meeting place for those who sell tourism products and services in Indonesia (seller) to international market (buyer). TIME has been listed in the calendar of international travel mart together with ITB Berlin, WTM London, Arabian Travel Mart (ATM), PATA Travel Mart, and so on.
TIME 2011 is supported by the travel and tourism industry in Indonesia, namely Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Provincial Government of Lampung, Culture & Tourism Office of Lampung Province Garuda Indonesia as Official Airlines, other supporting airlines , Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA), Board of Airline Representatives Indonesia (BARINDO), Association of Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies (ASITA), Indonesia Hotels and Restaurant Association (PHRI), Indonesian Conference and Convention Association (INCCA), and Titan Convex as the event organizer, supported by national and international media.