General in Chicago participated in the 2014 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show (CTAS), one of the biggest travels show
in the Midwest-USA, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont –
Illinois, on January 11-12, 2014. The Consulate opened an Indonesian booth at
the event and performed Indonesian traditional dances, Pendet of Bali and Sobrak
of Surakarta, by Indonesian Consulate Performing Troupe. The Consulate was also
supported by Mr. Joseph Diz, Garuda Indonesia’s Sales Manager for Midwest area.
During the event,
Indonesian Consulate’s booth attracted more than 1.500 visitors who were
interested to obtain more information on Indonesia’s tourist destinations and
also to share their holiday experiences in Indonesia as informed by Mr. Alberd
Pardede, Consul of Economy from the Consulate. He also added that 2014 CTAS
gathered around 300 exhibitors and visited by more than 10.000 visitors per
The Consulate noted the
interest and good impression of the Chicagoans toward Indonesia’s tourist
destinations and attractions. For instance, Michael and his spouse who just
recently visited Indonesia said that their experience in Indonesia was “one of the best time in our life” and
had an impression that Indonesia “is
beautiful, people are friendly, and it’s inexpensive”. Accordingly,
Jennifer and Caesar who are going to spend their honeymoon in Indonesia are
very excited to explore various part of Indonesia, such as Borobudur in Central
Java, Orang Utan in Kalimantan, Ubud in Bali and Komodo Island. It is in the
best interest of the Consulate to further promote Indonesian tourism potentials
in the Midwest area.
Chicago Travel &
Adventure Show was the first series of the 2014 U.S Travel & Adventure
Showed which will be held subsequently in San Francisco Bay Area (January 25-26),
Los Angeles (February 8-9), Washington D.C (February 22-23), San Diego (March
29-30), Dallas (October 25-26). It will be held again in Chicago on January
17-18, 2015. (Source: Indonesian Consulate in Chicago)?
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