May 042011

The 5th Sumatera International Travel Fair (SITF) 2011 will be held at the Tiara Convention Center in Medan , North Sumatra, from 3rd to 5th. June. The Fair will also include a Culinary Fiesta and Cultural presentations from various provinces on Sumatra, reported the Chairman of its Organizing Committee, Henry Hutabarat.

The Travel Fair itself will comprise Business Contacts and a Tourism Gathering with guest speakers Ms. Esther Chin from Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Mr. Ong Bang Seang, CEO of Penang International Sports Arena, Malaysia, and Mr. Putu Juarez Robin Putra, Chairman of DPD Society of Indonesian Professional Convention Organizers (SIPCO) Bali.

Organized in the framework of the IMT-GT (Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle), SITF has already attracted international buyers and sellers in the region. As at 18 April are confirmed 7 buyers from Europe, 6 from India, 1 from China, 4 from Yogyakarta, 1 from Bandung, and 20 PCOs (Professional Convention Organizers).  Most of the 66 booths have already been taken by Indonesian travel agents coordinated under Garuda Indonesia, Sumatra Hotels, and adventure travel agents, and the provinces of West Sumatra and Riau, the North Sumatra district of Simalungun, as well as the municipality of South Jakarta. While also present will be Singapore’s STB, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, and  TAT Thailand.

In a recent meeting with the organizing committee, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism through the Directorate in charge of MICE has pledged its support  to organize familiarization tours for buyers from Europe and China, site visits for 10 PCOs, and to host the Farewell Dinner.

For booking and further information contact:

The Secretariat,
Sumatera  Promo
Jalan Sei Batang Serangan no. 148 Medan 20119
Fax: +6261 4158253

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