Led Creative Industries and Tourism Minister, Mari Elka Pangestu, Indonesia participated in the Internationale Tourisme Borse (ITB) Berlin, which took place in Germany, on 7 to 11 March 2012. ITB Berlin itself is seen as the biggest tourism market in the world today.
In Indonesia, there are 9 booth pavilion local government, including from Bali, Papua, East Java, Central Java and Jakarta. There are also 62 corporate travel agency and hotel. While Garuda Indonesia and Bali Village Consortium occupies its own booth, but still close to the zone Indonesia.Tahun booth 2011, the resulting transaction participants Indonesia reached Rp 1.7 trillion
On opening day, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Indonesia had the honor of a special pavilion was visited by the Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, who welcomed the Ambassador of Indonesia in Berlin, Eddy Pratomo Ministry of Tourism and Promotion Director, it shall Nia. Presented in the opening dance of Bali and Papua. Indonesia and Japan into the pavilion was visited by the Mayor of Berlin.
In the Internationale Tourisme Borse (ITB), Indonesia’s tourism is more highlighted is the natural and cultural attractions. In addition to drawing special wisatawanminat like diving, hiking, adventure, history and culture, culinary terlewatadalah not. Let’s hope at the ITB Berlin 2012, transactions generated at least equal to that achieved last year.
Indonesia next year will be the official partner country of ITB Berlin. In this partnership, the Minister Mari Pangestu met with German Federal Minister for Economics and Technology, Philip Rosler at ITB Berlin, to discuss cooperation in tourism and creative economy between the two countries. ITB Asia will be held on 17-19 October 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Meanwhile, a large amount of the official delegation will also attend the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami and, Florida, USA on 12-15 March 2012. The officials who will attend include Deputy Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Nirwandar, Also present were Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transport Sector, the IPC Management II in Sumatra, Pelindo III in Java, Bali and the islands of Nusa Tenggara, the IPC IV in Sulawesi and Papua, also will present Managing Director of the Port of Benoa, Bali, Representative Pertamina, Indonesia’s oil company, PT Pelni, Ground Handlers Presitge Bali and Asia Destinations.
Indonesia itself cruise market has increased in recent years. In 2011 Indonesia was visited by 177 cruise ships carrying a total of 113 246 passengers. In 2012, Indonesia will welcome 200 cruise ships carrying a total of 118 800 passengers.