The 7th Bali & Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) organisers confirmed a hybrid version featuring a mix of in-person and online business networking would convene 8 to 12 June in Nusa Dua Bali.
The committee posted an email announcement over the weekend saying the event would continue. The statement stated they would comply with strict compliance of health protocols outlined in the national CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment) standard. It is part of a broader initiative that focuses on ensure people feel safe and protected.
The hospitality industry recognises that BBTF is Indonesia’s leading international travel and tourism fair. Therefore, BBTF is a critical element of the nation’s strategy to promote new opportunity for the industry. It also facilitates the industry’s recovery while expanding tourism beyond Bali to emerging destinations nation.
The pandemic has badly hit Indonesia’s tourism industry. Before the Covid, Indonesia received more than a 100 million visitor each year. Indonesia only received 16.1 million visitors last year. Bali has been the worst hit among the popular tourist destinations of Indonesia.
BBTF 2020 Skipped
The Indonesians Ministry of Tourism has supported BBTF from its early years. BBTF draws international and national buyers to meet sellers from Bali and other priority destinations in Indonesia. In turn, sellers pitch their travel and hospitality content to a B2B audience.
The organisers will conduct BBTF 2021 online and offline for the first time. The organisers skipped BBTF 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19 on global markets.
In conclusion, this year will present creative economy sectors including culinary, art and fashion elements. These elements are identified as the “strengths of Indonesia’s super-priority destinations. The 2021 theme ‘Exploring Sustainable and Wellness Tourism’ will drive activities and forum discussions with presentations by reputable speakers from both Indonesia and around the region.
Visit the link here for more information on BBTF 2021.