Amid the many negative stigmas pinned on Indonesia, but that is not a significant obstacle to show that Indonesia continues to show its achievements in the eyes of the world. Right at the beginning of 2019, Indonesia received the Reisgraag Award and named the country with the best destination in the largest tourism exhibition in the Netherlands, the Vakantiebeurs 2019 Exhibition.
The award was officially presented at the Indonesian Networking and Gathering Event on the first day of the 2019 Vakantiebeurs Tourism Exhibition in Utrecht,
The Vakantiebeurs 2019 exhibition is the largest tourism exhibition in the Benelux region, visited by prospective tourists who come not only from Benelux countries but also from other European countries who want to spend their vacation time throughout 2019 by visiting destinations unique tours in various parts of the world.
Through Vakantiebeurs 2019, visitors can get the latest information on travel trends, the latest vacation destinations, and also tips on visiting their favorite destinations. Besides being attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors, the 2019 Vakantiebuers were also covered by around 100 media from various countries and travel bloggers.
At the exhibition that took place from 9-13 January 2019 in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, this time, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism took 21 tourism industries which consisted of 11 travel agents/tour operators, 10 hotels/accommodations, 2 tourism organizations, and Garuda Indonesia.
At the Pavilion of Wonderful Indonesia, visitors will not only get information about unique and interesting tourist destinations in Indonesia but also can enjoy a variety of activities, featuring including cultural performances to provide a presentation on the richness of Indonesian culture.
Not to forget the Indonesian Pavilion also presents hospitality corner which is a representation of the hospitality of the Indonesian people with special food, coffee and other traditional drinks that are distributed free of charge as a mini experience that has a thick Indonesian atmosphere “With millions of charms that Indonesia has, foreign tourists coming to Indonesia will be spoiled by interesting and unique tourism objects from Aceh to Papua with comfortable and quality supporting facilities, such as direct flights and classy hotels,” said Duta Great I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja.
In addition to expressing appreciation for various promotional steps carried out throughout 2018, the Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands also encouraged all Wonderful Indonesia partners to continue to creatively display 3B aspects, namely Beauty, Branding, and Bridging.
By seeing this proud achievement, it is appropriate for the people of Indonesia to continue to support tourist destinations that are the pride of all Indonesian people.