The Indonesian annual travel mart, the Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (TIME), will this year take place in Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra after being held for two years in Bandar Lampung. The tourism event is scheduled to be held on October 18-21, 2013 at Grand Inna Muara Hotel & Convention Centre.
Entering its 19th year of conduct, TIME is organized to promote Indonesia as a tourist destination in the international market and at the same time raise the country’s image as a global travel destination.
Meity Robot, Chairwoman of the Steering Committee of TIME 2013 said that in its 18-year history, TIME has previously been held in Java and Eastern Indonesia. Lampung is the first venue for TIME in Sumatra.
“The shifting of TIME to West Sumatra is aimed at promoting West Sumatra to the international market and speeding up the development and improvement of infrastructure, tourism facilities and tourism attractions in the region, so that at the end the destination could establish itself as a global travel destination,” said Robot.
The event will feature the best of Indonesia’s tourist attractions, including special interests as well as top tourist facilities in the country. The annual mart is run on a yearly rotating basis to promote as much provinces to the world as possible in the future.
TIME 2013 is organized by the Indonesian Tourism Council together with the Provincial Government of West Sumatra and is fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy of Indonesia and the entire tourism components in Indonesia.
TIME 2013, www.tourismindonesiamartexpo.com