Yogyakarta gears up for Time 2005
After the success in hosting the annual Indonesian tourism show, Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo (Time) last year, Yogyakarta is now getting ready to welcome this year’s TIME.
Like last year, Time 2005 also known as ‘Pasar Wisata Indonesia’ 2005 will be held at the Jogja Expo Centre (JEC) from September 23-26, 2005. This tourism event has been held for 11 years now, organised by the Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board (ITPB) with support from the entire tourism industry in Indonesia.
Chairperson of Time 2005 Steering Committee Meity Robot said, “Since its first foray in 1994 in Jakarta, Time has been organised to show our commitment to support our efforts to maintain Indonesia’s image in the international marketplace and continue promoting Indonesia’s tourism industry to the worldwide market.
“The beginning of year 2004 brought new hopes for Indonesia’s tourism industry. After a long fight for recovery, Indonesia finally grabbed back international visitors, from January to July 2004 and the total number of foreign visitors increased 31.23 per cent. It is a pity that this positive movement was stained by the Kuningan bombing, September 9, followed by the devastating Tsunami tragedy on December 26 last year. Again all the tourism sectors in Indonesia have to fight back to regain foreign visitors,” she added.
“Time has become a catalyst for continuing our efforts to promote the destination to aid in the recovery. It is an opportunity for other regions to host TIME, which is aimed to lift Indonesian’s struggling industry, which has not yet fully recovered after experiencing various setbacks for the past three years,” Meity added.
Time 2005 is held prior to the Pata Travel Mart in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on September 27 – 30, 2005 so that buyers can continue their trip to Kuala Lumpur after attending Time.