Chairperson of TIME 2014
Dear friends and colleagues from the tourism industry,
I am delighted to invite you to participate in this year’s Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME) also known as Pasar Wisata. This year Banda Aceh, the capital city of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam will host TIME from October 23rd to 26th 2014 at the Hermes Palace Hotel. As the pre-eminent annual Indonesian tourism trade show, TIME 2014 is organized by members of the international tourism sector and supported by the entire tourism industry in Indonesia.
The province of Aceh is located in the northwest of Sumatra Island. It consists of 119 islands, 73 major rivers and 2 lakes. Aceh is surrounded by the Malacca Strait in the north, North Sumatra Province in the east, the Indian Ocean in the south and the west. The capital of Aceh is Banda Aceh. More importantly, it is supported by sound infrastructure, including as well as a range of accommodation options – from budget to deluxe hotels. Banda Aceh is now a visa-on-arrival entry point. There are two direct international flights to Banda Aceh from Kuala Lumpur, and four times a week from Penang. Domestically, there are daily flights between Jakarta and Banda Aceh by the national Carrier and other airlines
TIME is the premier tourism event in Indonesia, in which top industry policy makers, practitioners, sellers and buyers of Indonesian-based tourism products and services participate. It accommodates the interests of those who sell Indonesia’s tourism products and services to the international markets. The event will feature most of Indonesia’s tourist attractions which include all popular destinations and special interests as well as top tourist facilities available in the country.
TIME 2014 is also the best and most effective means for buyers from all over the world to experience and understand the ultimate diversity of Indonesia. A vast and beautiful country with over 17,508 tropical islands inhabited by more than 300 ethnics diverse in culture and tradition. A visit to this amazing archipelago will more often than not, be short. There is simply so much to experience but never enough time.
Be part of TIME 2014 and you will qualify for the following benefits:
- 32 pre-scheduled appointments between Buyers and Sellers
- Discounted return economy air fares from sponsoring airlines,
- An excellent opportunity of comprehensive Post Conference Tours
Our sincere thanks and appreciation goes to the Indonesian tourism industry which has made TIME a success reaching its 20th year now, especially to the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Garuda Indonesia, Association of the Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies (ASITA), Indonesia Hotels and Restaurant Association (PHRI), other supporting airlines, Pacto Convex, media members, and all related parties which are contributing to the success of TIME 2014.
I bid everyone a hearty “Selamat Datang” and see you in Banda Aceh for TIME 2014!
Chairperson of TIME 2014