TRAVEL ASSOCIATION TARGETS 15 THOUSAND TOURISTS AT TIMELESS INDONESIA FESTIVAL

Document Photo of Reog Ponorogo as  part of Timeless Indonesia Festival. (ANTARA/Ekho Ardiyanto)
Document Photo of Reog Ponorogo as part of Timeless Indonesia Festival. (ANTARA/Ekho Ardiyanto)

Bali, 28 Dzulqa’dah 1435/23 September 2014 (MINA) – The Association of Indonesian Tours and Travel (Asita), Bali, has set a target to attract 15 thousand foreign tourists during the Timeless Indonesia Festival 2014 in K-land beach, Badung district, Bali, on November 9 to 15, 2014.

“We have been communicating with several travel agents to invite their guests to visit the Indonesian Timeless Festival,” Chairman of Balis Asita, I Ketut Ardana, noted here on Monday.

The Timeless Indonesia Festival 2014 is being held for the first time in the island and has a unique concept as compared to the other festivals, Antara News quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

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The festival will showcase numerous artistic creations, special foods, and unique souvenirs of the seven provinces in Indonesia.

Committee Chairman of the Indonesian Timeless Festival Karlinda Syaha stated that the festival is a gateway to promote the tourism potential of Indonesia, since the event has the participation of seven provinces such as East Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara, North Sumatra, North Sulawesi , East Java, South Sulawesi, and Bali.

“We chose Bali as the venue for the festival because the number of foreign tourists visiting the island continues to increase from time to time,” she stated, adding that Bali is considered to be the gateway for international tourists visiting Indonesia.

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In the meantime, the committee of Kelan customary village promotion, Kadek Andi Asmara Jaya, has welcomed the event as it will help to promote the tourism potential of the village.

“The festival will attract the people to visit the K-land beach as the event is uniquely different from other events,” he pointed out.

He was optimistic that the Timeless Indonesia Festival 2014 will promote K-land beach as the new tourism destination in Bali.(T/P009/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)