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Indonesia courting business deals at ASEAN tourism exhibition in Brunei

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jerudong, Brunei Darussalam   /   Wed, January 15, 2020   /  02:48 pm
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Visitors enjoy traditional food and beverages at Indonesia's booth at ASEAN Tourism Forum's Travel Exchange in Brunei Darussalam on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (JP/Riza Roidila Mufti)

Indonesia is seeking business deals at a regional travel exhibition held in Brunei Darussalam as the country focuses on tourism to help drive economic growth. Indonesian tourism players along with the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry are taking part in the Travel Exchange (Travex) travel exhibition held from Tuesday to Thursday at the Bridex Exhibition Hall, Jerudong, as part of the region’s biggest annual tourism event: the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF). In the three-day exhibition, industry players will have business-to-business meetings with about 143 potential buyers from travel agencies and tour operators from 43 countries around the world. “We’re targeting as much as transaction possible in this year Travex. Last year, we made a lot of transactions,” said the ministry's division head of Promotion Area III (covering Kalimantan, Sabah, Serawak, M...