After a 1-year hiatus due to the pandemic, on October 20-21, 2021 the Association of Peruvian Travel Agencies (APAVIT) again held its Annual Tourism Exhibition in an open space, Parque Reducto park No. 2, Miraflores which this year is in the form of a workshop and exhibition with the theme Reactivaton 2021. The exhibition which was attended by more than 50 exhibitors was opened by the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Peru, Mrs. Julia Isabel Alvarez Novoa and the President of APAVIT, Mr. Ricardo Acosta. Indonesia, which has participated since 2018, this time appeared with an Indonesian booth, seminars on tourist destinations by the Indonesian Ambassador and Bonna Tours and dance performances.

“Indonesia is a country that is rich in natural beauty, art and culture that is unforgettable,” said the Indonesian Ambassador in his remarks at a tourism destination seminar. The Indonesian Ambassador also invited seminar visitors to come to Indonesia to find out about this diversity. The seminar was attended by more than 50 people who are interested in Indonesia.

The General Manager of Bonna Tours who is also Vice President of Apavit, Patricia Campos, shared her experience when visiting Indonesia in 2019. Facilitated by the Indonesian Embassy in Lima, she visited Indonesia in the context of the Familiarization Trip (FamTrip) program organized by the Directorate of America II, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

The seminar closed with the traditional Serampang Twelve dance performed by 6 students who are Peruvian citizens. Visitors who witnessed the dance were very impressed and gave their appreciation by clapping their hands wildly. The Indonesian booth organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Lima also featured videos and information about Indonesian tourism destinations in various provinces. The Indonesian booth is also decorated with 2 pairs of mannequins dressed in traditional Minang clothing which has attracted a lot of attention from visitors, both tour operators and tourists who wish to take pictures with the clothes displayed.

During the 2 days of the exhibition, the Indonesian booth was visited by more than 150 people. Most visitors want information related to regulations for visiting Indonesia during the pandemic, especially regarding whether or not Indonesia is open to foreign tourists and visa-free.

Source: Indonesian Embassy in Lima

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