The 8th Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) has confirmed a hybrid format this year, with the in-person component running from June 14 to 17 at Bali International Convention Centre (BICC).
Putu Winastra, chairman of the Association of the Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies (ASITA) Bali Chapter and chairman of the committee for BBTF 2022, said travel industry members have responded enthusiastically to the event.
He said the government’s relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions provides the
“momentum for the travel industry in Indonesia to update their business partners of their readiness to serve clients again”.
This was also an opportunity for Bali to “show (buyers) that the island is well prepared (with the new health protocol) and safe to visit”.
BBTF 2022 will be attended by more than 182 sellers from 10 Indonesian provinces and the country’s five super-priority destinations. Some 228 buyers from 29 countries will participate in the travel mart, with 64 of them attending in person.
“Bali is very attractive to international travellers. Many buyers are keen to come in person but seats on international flights are still limited and ticket prices are quite high at the moment,” Putu said.
Besides the travel mart, a talk show on Balancing in Harmony – the theme of this year’s BBTF – and post tours to different parts of Bali for buyers will also take place.