Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) 2019 will return for its sixth year, taking place on June 25-29 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC).
Organised by the Bali Chapter of the Indonesian Association of Travel Agents (ASITA Bali), this year’s event has adopted the theme of Journey to Sustainable Tourism.
Once again the venue for BBTF 2019, the BNDCC is located within Bali’s Nusa Dua Complex operated by the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) on the southernmost tip of Bali.
In addition to being home to the BNDCC, the ITDC Complex is home to some 5,000 starred hotel rooms; a wide-range of dining, shopping and entertainment venues; and a championship 18-hole golf-course – all scattered along a white-sand beach.
BBTF 2019 is on target to attract over 200 sellers with the closing deadline falling on May 8, 2019. Meanwhile, the organisers say sellers are registering at a record pace.
Some 250 buyers from 52 countries are already confirmed with one month remaining before the event. The organisers expect an eventual buyer turnout of 300. Most of this year’s buyers hail from Europe – 30 UK buyers have registered, follow by France, the Netherlands, Italy, German as well as Eastern European countries like Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland and Russia.
The sixth BBTF is supported by the Ministry of Tourism. A gala dinner will open the event on June 26 (Wednesday) with another festive farewell dinner hosted by the ITDC slated for June 28 (Friday).