Take Me to the Fair
Record Numbers Attend Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2019
Beritabali.com reports that the recently concluded Bali & Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) 2019 has resulted in an optimistic feeling that the fair will be held again in 2020 with this year’s participants reporting projected travel transactions of Rp. 9.06 trillion.
The chairman of BBTF 2019, Ketut Ardana, says this year’s event succeeded in hosting 232 “sellers” and 206 “buyers” representing 46 countries. This year’s BBTF added 61 buyers over the 201 buyers who attended in 2018. Strong buyer’s representation were recorded from Europe, the Middle East, ASEAN, India, Australia, and New Zealand buyers who attended this year’s fair.
Organizers were pleased to report that this year’s event saw 27 regencies from 19 provinces attend. Buyers judged to be able to produce 10,000 tourists in a single year were fully hosted for their participation. Meanwhile, buyers able to generate 5,000 tourists in a single year received partial sponsorship.
20% of the participants were judged to be from the MICE sector.
The 2020 BBTF has tentatively adopted the theme of “Going Further for Cultural Heritage.”
Sumba Barat has declared its intention to act as a co-host for BBTF 2020.