Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · MICE Director Promised Before End of Year
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

MICE Director Promised Before End of Year

More Cities Slated to Get Share of Convention and Conference Business Starting from 2007.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/25/2006)

The Secretary General of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Sapta Nirwandar, told the Indonesian language Bisnis Indonesia that the appointment of a Director responsible for Conventions in the Directorate of Marketing could take place as soon as this month.

Sapta told Bisnis Indonesia, "if there are any delays, at the very latest the end of December will see an officer appointed to handle the convention business as all procedures (for that appointment) have been completed and approved."

The Chairman of the Indonesian Association for Congresses and Conventions (INCCA), Iqbal Allan Abdullah has long lobbied the Government to reinstate a specific director in charge of conventions, as was the case under previous governments. Somehow, he explained, the convention directors post disappeared in the shifts of tourism and culture from becoming a ministry to a department and then back to a ministry in recent years.

Iqbal explained how the MICE (meeting, incentive, conference & exhibition) sector was booming in former time, experiencing average yearly growth of 11%, a figure that dropped by nearly half in the years following the monetary and political upheavals dating from 1998.

Saying that whoever is eventually appointed to the top MICE job at the Culture and Tourism Ministry, he or she must have a demonstrated ability to cooperate with the travel industry in order to garner Indonesia's fair share of the billion dollar MICE market.

Explained Iqbal: "I recently joined the group of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to China where the President repeatedly called for the convention tourism sector to be intensified and declared that Indonesia was ready to act as the hotel of a number of international events."

In keeping with Government plans to expand the national destinations open to MICE events, Iqbal said there are 10 destinations in Indonesia that have been identified as having meting facilities capable of handling at least 200 participants and which enjoy international air access.

While conventions and conferences have been limited in the past to cities like Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Medan, Makassar, and Yogyakarta, Iqbal announced that in 2007 five additional cities would be positioned to welcome this lucrative market comprised of Batam, Mataram, Manado, Padang and Pontianak.



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Sunset Swim Ends Tragically
Finnish Tourist Drowns Off Berawa Beach in Bali
(2/18/2018)
Making a Difference in the Lives of Bali Children
Australian Margaret Barry Honored with Order of Australian Medal for Her Work with Bali Children Foundation.
(2/18/2018)
Bale Banjar Culture Club: Balinese Music Demystified
Vaughn Hatch of Mekar Bhuana Speaks on Balinese Music at March 11, 2018, Bale Banjar Lecture Ė Ayoda Resort Bali
(2/18/2018)
350-kms by Hand Cycle Around Bali
Giro Hand Cycle Ride Around Bali April 28 Ė May 1, 2018
(2/18/2018)
Writing it Long, Writing it Clear
Protestors Bring 150-Meter-Long Banner to Governorís Office Rejecting Reclamation of Benoa Bay
(2/18/2018)
Canines Who Dine on What You Donít
Hotel in Ubud Recycles Leftover Food to Feed Hungry Bali Dogs
(2/18/2018)
Hate Two Pieces
Angry Citizens Demand Removal of Hotel Advertisement on Denpasar Ė Gilimanuk Highway.
(2/18/2018)
Itís All Happening at the Zoo!
Bali Zoo Booming Over Chinese New Year Period
(2/18/2018)
Banyuwangi as a New Gateway to Bali
Banyuwangi Ė the Quick Way to Access Baliís West and North, Now Poised to Become International Airport
(2/18/2018)
Fore Play in Nusa Dua
Free Golf Lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Bali National Golf
(2/18/2018)
American Dies While Surfing
American Living in Bali Dies While Surfing off Sanur Beach
(2/18/2018)
A Nation of Islands; A Nation of Sails
Indonesian Traditional Pinisi Sailing Ships Named Icon of Cultural Heritage
(2/18/2018)
All [News]!