Indonesia as Favourite Destination During Vancouver International Travel Expo
Indonesian tourism potentials captivated the attention of visitors during Vancouver International Travel Expo (VITE), 23-24 September 2016. Promoting tourism packages in various themes showed that destinations in Indonesia is quite diverse ranging from eco-tourism, national heritage sites, among which have been acknowledged by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites dan Intangible Heritage of Humanity. During two days’ event held at Vancouver Convention Centre, no less than 200 visitors from travel agents as well as potential travellers had crowded the Indonesian booth.
VITE 2016 was a reputable travelers’ exhibition in BC , hosted by Travel Media to capture potential market in tourism themes such as culture, honeymoon, beach, cruising, safari, spa, and adventure. Around 125 businesses in tourism industries took part in the event.
In this year‘s event, Indonesian Consulate in Vancouver involved several travel agents to promote their tourism themed packages to destinations in Indonesia, they are Silk Holidays (wedding & honeymoon), Meridian Holidays (golf & spa), dan Bestway Tours & Safaris (culture).
During the course of the event, there’s a significant interests from several potential travel agents in Canada to develop cooperation in terms of combining the tourism packages. It’s also shown that there is a great interest among Canadian travelers for thematic tourisms such as eco tourism and cultural heritage.