Royal Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo [TIME] 2004

Letter from: Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X: Governor and Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province: Republic of Indonesia
Dear friends,
On behalf of the travel and tourism industry of Yogyakarta, I would like to extend a “royal” welcome to all participants to this year’s Royal Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo [TIME] 2004, the first time in TIME’s history that it has been held outside of the capital, Jakarta.
Royal TIME 2004 is a strategic international event that will help showcase Yogyakarta and Java to the international tourism market and demonstrates why we are one of the region’s most attractive destinations.

Yogyakarta (or “Yogya” as its friends call it) has a highly developed tourism infrastructure, which offers excellent and well-priced accommodation, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, attractions, souvenirs, transportation and other services for all types of visitors from backpackers to 5-star hotel guests.

As the cultural heart of Java, Yogya has many world-renown artisans and artists working with arts and handicrafts in every form of medium and material including batik, leather, woodwork, textiles, paintings, pottery, sculpture and silverware.

Furthermore, Yogya possesses important archaeological, historical and heritage sites including the Sultan’s Palace (Kraton), Taman Sari, the Water Palace, and the nearby UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites of Borobudur and Prambanan temples. There is a vast number of traditional Javanese performing arts featured throughout the province including classical Javanese dance in the royal tradition, gamelan music, Ramayana ballet, and popular ‘wayang’ or shadow puppet theatre.
Delegates to TIME 2004 will be able to see for themselves this exciting range of performing arts during the “Nusantara Kraton Arts Festival IV’ which is scheduled to run at the same time in Yogya in September.

To make access to Yogyakarta even easier for TIME 2004 delegates, this year Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto Airport is inaugurating international direct scheduled flights from important SE Asian regional hubs such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. As well, of course, Yogya is only an hour’s flight on one of the many daily domestic flights linking Yogya to Jakarta and Bali.

While many regions of Indonesia will be participating in Royal TIME 2004, Yogyakarta’s hosting of this important event gives us an unmatched opportunity to show the world in person what we have to offer. Finally, you are guaranteed to receive warm hospitality and a genuine welcome from the people of Yogyakarta who are proud to show their heritage to the world.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Royal TIME 2004 in Yogyakarta

Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

Meity Robot

Dear Tourism Industry Friends,

It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to Yogyakarta to participate in the Indonesian tourism trade show Tourism Indonesian Mart & Expo (TIME) also known as “Pasar Wisata”, to be held on 26 – 29 September 2004 at the Jogja Expo Centre (JEC). As in previous years, TIME 2004 is organized by the Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board (ITPB) and the entire tourism industry in Indonesia.

The choice of Yogyakarta as the venue for TIME 2004 denotes the importance of its world-class position in the tourism industry. Located at the heart of Java, Yogyakarta is well-known for its legendary hospitality, friendly atmosphere, cultural and historical surroundings. The city possesses important, world-class tourist attractions including the Sultan’s Palace (Keraton), the Water Palace, and the nearby UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites of Borobudur and Prambanan temple sites.

TIME is the premier tourism event in Indonesia, in which top industry policy makers, practitioners, sellers and buyers of Indonesian-based tourism products and services participate. It accommodates the interests of those who sell Indonesia’s tourism products and services to the international markets. The event will feature most of Indonesia’s tourist attractions which include all popular destinations and special interests as well as top tourist facilities available in the country.

TIME 2004 is also the best and most effective means for Buyers from all over the world to experience and understand the ultimate diversity of Indonesia. A vast and beautiful country with over 17,508 tropical islands inhabited by more than 300 ethnics diverse in culture and tradition. Indonesia is a land of sharp contrasts and incredible choices unmatched anywhere else in the world. Any visit to this amazing archipelago will, more often than not, be short. There is simply so much to do but never enough time.

Be part of TIME 2004 and you will qualify for the following benefits:
• 32 pre-scheduled appointments between Buyers and Sellers
• AD 75 for Buyers from sponsoring international airlines and AD 50 for Sellers on domestic routes
• An excellent opportunity of comprehensive Post Conference Tours

Our thanks and appreciation for the continued support from the Indonesian tourism industry which have made TIME a success for over ten years now, especially to the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Garuda Indonesia, Association of Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies (ASITA), Indonesia Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI), Casa Grande, other supporting airlines, Pacto Convex, media members, and all related parties which are contributing to the success of TIME 2004.

So, Selamat Datang!, welcome to Yogyakarta! We look forward to seeing you there and trust you will enjoy TIME 2004 and the Javanese way of life.

Meity Robot
Chairperson – your news source for the travel and tourism industry.

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