KUTA, Bali (BPN) – One of the biggest tourism exhibitions in Bali, Astindo Travel Fair 2020, is back with various traveling packages for domestic and international trips. This year’s exhibition is the third time to be held in Bali and nationally has entered its 10th year. Astindo Travel Fair 2020 was officially opened on Friday and will last until March 8, 2020, at Lippo Mall Kuta.
The Astindo Travel Fair 2020 is working with 12 airlines, including Thai Airways, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei, Emirates, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Eva Air, Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar, and Singapore Airlines. And also 16 top travel agents of Astindo Bali member.
Simon Purwa, Chairman of Astindo (Indonesia Travel Agent Association) of Bali, explained that the Astindo Travel Fair has positioned itself as one of the largest and most comprehensive travel fairs in Indonesia and has become the best reference to plan domestic and international travel.
“Astindo travel fair supported by multi airlines, which makes this consumer show differ from most travel fairs in Indonesia and are always awaited by holidaymakers,” Simon Purwa said.
This event, Simon continued, is expected to encourage tourism amid the spread of the Corona virus which has a significant impact on tourism.
Simon said, traveling has become a need for people, but it does not have to be done in a rush, instead it can be planned as a short-term or long-term.
“The corona virus certainly has its effects, there are worries, but we must not remain standstill. Therefore the promotion must continue. Traveling is not just for today, but it can be arranged for the next six months or even at the end of the year. At Astindo travel fair, the price offered can be used for the long term,” he said.
During the exhibition, visitors will get the best price for various popular destinations, international and domestic.
International and domestic tour promo also become a special gimmick at the Astindo Travel Fair 2020. Various domestic tour packages with destinations such as to Lombok start at IDR 1.1 million, to Borobudur (Central Java) start at IDR 2.5 million, Banyuwangi’s Ijen (East Java) start at IDR 2.4 million and many other choices.
While international tour packages can be obtained to various popular destinations such as Singapore, Bangkok, Japan, Turkey, Europe, and others.
Astindo Travel Fair 2020 is also supported by Sompo Insurance, which provides free travel insurance for every ticket purchase during the exhibition, as well as exceptional support from BCA bank that provide 0 percent installment facilities for a maximum of 6 months, another benefit is cashback program up to IDR 1 million for BCA credit cardholders.
“Tourism is one of Indonesia’s revenue pillars. We hope that the support we provide with airlines and travel agents will provide benefits to customers. So this is our commitment to supporting Indonesian tourism,” said Agus Sumiko, BCA Card Center Marketing Officer Bali.
Last but not least, Astindo travel fair provides a variety of benefits for visitors, in addition to the best deals and the most complete packages, the customer will also get various merchandise from airline partners and travel agents, and Lucky draw.