Chairperson of TIME 2013
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 Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra will host TIME from October 18th to 21st 2013 at the Grand Inna Muara Hotel Convention & Exhibition. As the pre-eminent annual Indonesian tourism trade show, TIME 2013 is organized by members of the international tourism sector and supported by the entire tourism industry in Indonesia.
As the gateway to the Minang highlands, Padang is half-way up Sumatra’s west coast and served by a good network of land, air and sea routes. It is one of the popular destination for leisure travel as well as a venue for meetings and incentives. Well-known for its natural beauty complimented with cultural surroundings, Padang possesses important, world-class tourist attractions and a destination in its own right. More importantly, it is supported by sound infrastructure, including its new airport Minangkabau Internasional Airport located 20 km north of the centre of town, as well as a range of accommodation options – from budget to deluxe hotels. Padang is served by a number of airlines frequently flying to the city connecting it to the major cities of Indonesia and the neighboring countries, Singapore and Malaysia.
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 2013 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 2013 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 go to the Indonesian tourism industry which has made TIME a success reaching its 19th 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 2013.
I bid everyone a hearty “Selamat Datang” and see you in Padang for TIME 2013!
Chairperson of TIME 2013