Indonesian tourism trade expo opens Friday in Davao City

By Digna Banzon

July 11, 2019, 8:55 pm

DAVAO CITY -- The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia  will hold a three-day expo here with focus on tourism, trade, and food on Friday (July 12).

The event, dubbed as Wonderful Indonesia: Tourism, Food and Trade Expo 2019, will run from July 12 to 14 at the activity center in SM Lanang Premier in this city.

Consul General Dicky Fabrian of the Republic of Indonesia said on Wednesday the expo will showcase Indonesia's tourism industry, authentic Indonesian food and delicacies, and other export quality products with 20 business establishments participating.

Fabrian said the exhibitors took advantage of the expanded roll-on, roll-off (RORO) route to ship their products and goods that will be displayed at the expo.

The expo aims to support the continuing efforts on the revival of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP EAGA) Sea linkage via RORO in sustaining the load cargo from and to the port of destinations within the region, particularly in this city and Bitung, North Sulawesi, the consul general said.

The Reefer Express Line Filipinas, a Philippine shipping company, is one of the exhibitors at the expo to promote its shipping services.

Meanwhile, Fabrian said delegates from Bitung City, North Sulawesi together with their city government officials, will participate in the event.

"The presence of North Sulawesi during this expo will also strengthen the relationship between Davao City and North Sulawesi business community as it will link business to business and people to people direct contact," he said.

During the expo, Indonesia's top tourist destination will be highlighted, where tour packages to Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Lombok, and other destinations will be offered to Filipino travelers and other foreign tourists. (PNA)