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Komodo Travel Mart 2024 targets 30 billion rupiah transactions

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Tourism and creative economy Deputy Minister, Angela Tanoesoedibjo giving her remarks during the Komodo Travel Mart meeting in Labuan Bajo (Photo : Kemenparekraf) - 



VOInews, Labuan Bajo : The V edition of Komodo Travel Mart was held at the Golo Mori Convention Center (GMCC), Labuan Bajo, Friday (7 June 2024).

This forum promotes tourism throughout East Nusa Tenggara and brings together 121 buyers and 62 sellers in the tourism industry.

Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) Angela Tanoesoedibjo attended the second day of the V edition of Komodo Travel Mart (KTM) at the Golo Mori Convention Center (GMCC), Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Friday (7/6/2024) , said that this event had a potential transaction target of IDR 30 billion and attracted investment interest to Labuan Bajo and NTT.

"Today's forum targets transactions to reach IDR 30 billion, which hopefully will be an opportunity for all of us and make a positive contribution to the development of the tourism business in Labuan Bajo. "Hopefully we can apply what we get today to advance the tourism industry and creative economy in Labuan Bajo and our country," said Angela.

On this occasion, Angela Tanoesoedibjo also said that the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and the Regional Government will always fully support tourism development in Labuan Bajo, Flores and NTT.

"This year we must agree to increase visits by more than 500 thousand compared to last year, and this year visits are expected to increase by more than 60%," she added.

Similar forums exist as strategic events to promote sustainable tourism and encourage increased tourism investment in East Nusa Tenggara. 

Meanwhile, Plt. Main Director of the Labuan Bajo Flores Authority Implementing Agency (BPOLBF) Fransiskus Xaverius Teguh said that this activity was a collaborative idea from all tourism and creative economy stakeholders in Labuan Bajo and NTT as a whole.

"It is our collective duty to build a reputation in Labuan Bajo Flores as a super priority destination. "The hope is that with its potential, such as culture, wild life, national parks and various other destinations, it can encourage the movement of tourists in Labuan Bajo Flores to become wider and spread throughout mainland NTT," said Frans.

Frans hopes that holding Komodo Travel Mart V this year can increase sustainable tourism and economic growth, and can encourage tourists to visit other areas in Flores and the NTT region in general.

In closing, Chairman of the Komodo Travel Mart Committee V Oyan Kristian explained, KTM is one of the promotional activities for East Nusa Tenggara tourism actors and all business actors including services, accommodation, hotels or resorts, travel agents (tour operators), souvenir sellers, and tourist destination manager.

"We are holding this event to introduce tourist destinations and sell tourism and creative economy products in order to increase the development of the tourism business in Labuan Bajo, Flores and East Nusa Tenggara in general," concluded Oyan//VOI


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