On 6-8 October 2010, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kyiv participated in an annual event “the17th International Travel Market”. This exhibition, which is supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine and Kyiv City Government is an exhibition where tours operators, travel agents, hotels management, tourism media, including foreign embassies from various countries which provided tourist attractions information and promotion, resorts, tourism product and other tourism industries for Ukrainians or foreign tourists who wants to travel abroad or to visit tourist attraction in Ukraine.
This year, the exhibition was attended by 600 companies from 38 countries. Participation of Indonesian embassy in this event was intended to attract and raise the number of Ukrainian people from various provinces in Ukraine to visit Indonesia because the number of tourists visiting Indonesia decreased last year.
In this event, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kyiv promoted Indonesian tourist attractions by distributing brochures in Russian and English which related to Indonesian potential and tourism products, “Visit Indonesia 2010”, provided an explanation how to apply Indonesian visa and also promoted Garuda Indonesia which have a direct flight route from Jakarta-Amsterdam-Jakarta. In this occasion, Indonesian stand was visited more than 1500 people.
During the event, the event organizer also distributed Ukrainian tourism magazine which provided a promotion about Indonesian art and culture published by “International Tourism” and “Feerie”.
In connection to arrange a business meeting and making a deal between businessmen from Indonesia and Ukraine, it is expected that in the coming year Indonesian entrepreneurs and authorities that related with the tourism industry would participate in this kind of exhibition.