On 6th December 2018, Business Forum conducted by the Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki in collaboration with the Indonesian Honorary Consul, Mr. Heldur Alesse, managed to attract participants from Estonian tour operators, Estonia Travel Tourism Association and Talinna TV.
In this forum, the Head of Planning Agency of South Kalimantan Province explained and promoted various tourist destinations in South Kalimantan which consisted of various types of tourism consisting of natural tourism, cultural tourism and artificial tourism. Tourist destinations in South Kalimantan Province consist of ecotourism, geopark, Mount Meratus area, Bekantan monkey conservation area, floating market of Lok Baintan, and the gemstones market of Martapura.
In order to find out the opportunities for tourism promotion to Baltic countries, one of the presentations delivered at the Business Forum activities was the presentation of Mrs. Tiuu Vibrant, Estonia Travel Tourism Association regarding the largest tourism promotion activities in the Baltic region, the TOUREST Trade Travel Fair 2019.
From the results of the question and answer and discussion with all tour operators as well as the Estonia Travel Tourism Association, it is known that Estonian and other Baltic countries like nature or ecotourism and culture. This is in accordance with the tourist destinations in South Kalimantan coupled with the ease of accommodation where in South Kalimantan there are many international scale hotels including Ibis, Golden Tulip, Best Western, and the construction of international airports in 2020.
Related to visual promotion, at the meeting, Mr. Revo Raudjarv, producer and presenter of Talinna TV, which is the largest TV channel in Estonia, offers cooperation in making tourism promotion videos for the Province of South Kalimantan which will be broadcast on Tallinna TV just by financing travel tickets without the need to buy time on Talinna TV.
Indonesia participated in the oldest and largest travel trade fair in the Baltic countries, Tourest Travel Trade Fair, 9 – 11 February 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. The participation was a join cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Helsinki.
Indonesia has once again participated at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2018, which was held on 18-21 January 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. It was Indonesia’s third participation in the Matka Fair.
Through the tagline “Wonderful Indonesia”, Indonesia which was represented by the Ministry of Tourism and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Helsinki has welcomed 7 (seven) tour operators : Asien Paradisresor, Bagus Retreat Resorts, Mava Holidays Indonesia, Goindonesia Tours, Adventure Indonesia, Travel Papua, and Puri Bagus Villa Resorts., to promote various travel destination in Indonesia.
The Embassy of Indonesia also took along the Bali Rara Dance School from Jakarta and the Chairman of the Indonesian Fashion Designers Association (or APPMI) of the Central Java Province, Mr. Sugeng Waskito, who is also the designer of Gee Batik Yogyakarta.
Indonesia is one of the top coffee producers in the world. Coffee in Indonesia has played an important part in growth of the country. Indonesia is located within an ideal geography for coffee plantation, near the equator and with numerous mountainous region across the islands, creating well-suited micro climate for the growth and production of coffee. The best Indonesian coffee comes from the prime coffee-growing region of Sumatera, Java, Bali, Flores, Sulawesi and Papua. In general, these coffees are known for their full body, rich taste and vibrant and long last flavor in the mouth. Coffee is a mainstay of plantation commodities in Indonesian economy and constitutes a contributor of the country’s non-oil and gas foreign exchange revenues.
Batik clothings with its variety of distinctive motifs have nowadays become emblems of traditional Indonesian clothing. This is the reason why Batik from Indonesia is so famous: because the characteristic of its motifs is deeply ingrained from the rich Indonesian cultural diversity and philosophy. In recent years, Batik clothes has become an everyday clothing worn by the people of Indonesia and has become one of the fashion trends.