Lombok Travel Mart Promotes Tourist Destinations In Sumbawa – Business
Panca Nugraha (The Jakarta Post)
Tue 10 March 2020
An annual travel exhibition held in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), recently attracted at least 150 local and foreign buyers mainly involved in the leisure industry, especially travel agencies.
The seventh Lombok Travel Mart was organized by the Council of Regional Representatives (DPD) in collaboration with the Indonesian Association of Tourism Professionals (ASPPI). The event, which was held from March 1-4, adopted the theme “Magical Moyo” to promote the main tourist destinations of Moyo Island in Sumbawa, NTB.
Event manager Ade Devi Handayani said the vendors came from tourism-related industries such as hotels, restaurants, travel agents and operators of tourist attractions.
“Out of 400 applicants, only 150 of the top buyers were chosen to participate in the event,” Ade said at the Golden Palace Lombok Hotel in Mataram at the opening on March 1.
The event showcased travel destinations on Moyo Island, such as Mata Waterfall, which is already a tourist icon of Sumbawa, and a snorkeling spot called Poto Jarum which is considered to be the best dive site. snorkeling from the island.
ASPPI President Ahmad Ziad said the event is held annually to promote the province’s tourist destinations to domestic and foreign tourists.
“The annual event brings together tourism buyers and sellers,” he said, adding that last year the event attracted 175 buyers and 35 sellers.
NTB tourism agency chief Lalu Moh Faozal said “Magical Moyo” was chosen as the theme to promote popular tourist destinations in Lombok such as the famous resort town of Amanwana. (ydp)