Visit Indonesia Tourism Office, India in association with PACTO & Marriott Hotels hosted “Singapore Airlines Award Function” at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place followed by a familiarization trip to Jakarta from 7th to 11th August 2015. Singapore Airlines felicitated their top performing agents at the event. There were 10 travel agents from Mumbai & 11 travel agents from Delhi who participated in the familiarization trip to gain a firsthand experience of Jakarta & Bandung. The delegation stayed at the JW Marriott and the Ritz Carlton hotels. The objective of the trip was to promote the island as a ‘must-experience’ destination both for pleasure on one hand as well as for holding conferences, meetings, corporate and incentive travel events of any scale or scope on the other.
The group arrived at Jakarta from Delhi and Mumbai by Singapore Airlines, and toured leading hotels namely Gran Melia, Manhattan, Sheraton Bandung, Ibis Trans Studio hotel, Aston Braga Hotel, Grand Sahid Jaya, Jakarta alongwith Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott during their five day visit. They experienced and enjoyed shopping for batik and garment at Ciputra Mall and city tour and shopping at Bandung. They visited Padasuka Village for experiencing Saung Angklung Udjo (SAU), a one–stop cultural workshop, which consists of a performance venue, bamboo handicraft centre, and bamboo instrument workshop. Apart from being a cultural workshop. The group also enjoyed the Mini Indonesia Park, a park that exhibits Indonesia’s 32 provinces’ traditional houses, built in original size, with their various unique architectural-design as well as art & handicrafts. Indonesia has a lot to offer to the foodaholics. The team enjoyed the authentic Indonesian dishes at various restaurants like dinner at Queens restaurant, Kampung Daun restaurant and many more. The dinner at Kampung Daun was hosted by Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia.
Shelly Chandhok, Country Manager, VITO India, who was leading the Fam trip said, India being a top-of-the-table market for Indonesia in terms of tourist arrivals, we, at VITO, are looking at high-end luxury, weddings, MICE segments from the Indian market. Our focus is on promoting the other islands like Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Yogyakarta, Lombok and other unexplored islands, etc along with Bali.
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