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Jakarta to host PATA Travel Mart 2016

first_imgIndonesia is gearing up to lure more international tourists by hosting PATA Travel Mart 2016 in Jakarta on September 7 – 9. The hand-over from India (Host Country of PTM 2015) was held on farewell dinner at Vivanta by Taj Hotel, Bengaluru on September 8, 2015. During the dinner, Jakarta’s traditional dancers performed to attract 500 invited buyers and stakeholders. The audience enjoyed Indonesian dance and cultural performances for about an hour.Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism of The Republic of Indonesia gave a presentation about Indonesia as the Host Country for PATA Travel Mart 2016. He said, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, comprising more than 13,000 tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches. Among the most well-known islands are Bali, Java, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Papua, Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), Sumatra, and the Maluku Islands (or better known as Moluccas, the original Spice Islands). The destination offers richly diverse cultures and heritages, beautiful beaches and eco-tourism along with green rain forests to trek through, deep blue pristine seas to dive and swim, and the warmest and most hospitable people on earth to welcome tourists and visitors.Before the end of this year, Indonesian government will give free visa extended to 30 countries including India. To attract 10 million international tourists in 2015, Indonesian government encourages three Greats – such as Great Bali, Great Batam and Great Jakarta. The destinations of Great Bali consist of Surabaya, Bali, Lombok, and East Musa Tenggara. The destinations of Great Batam consist of Batam, Medan, and Padang. While Great Jakarta consists of Jakarta, Bandung, Puncak and Yogyakarta.last_img

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