SATTE, South Asia’s biggest travel and tourism show, is proud to announce that the Republic of Indonesia is to be the Premium Partner Country for the 27th edition of the show. SATTE 2020 will be held at the state-of-the-art, India Expo Centre, Greater Noida from January 08-10, 2020 and will be spread over 25,000 sq mt. India is an important market for Indonesia with the number of arrivals from India increasing year after year. In 2018, 5,95,060 Indians visited Indonesia with a growth of around 20 per cent and during the current year the figure is expected to touch 7,00,000.
The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 13,466 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Among the most well known islands are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), the Maluku Islands (or better known as Moluccas, the original Spice Islands) and Papua.
Indonesia has been consistently supporting SATTE for over the years. In 2019, Indonesia was the Feature Destination at the 26th edition of SATTE. Attending SATTE 2019 with a strong Indonesian suppliers’ contingent in order to grow Indian market into a stronger future source market, Indonesia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Marketing, Nia Niscaya, said that it is really good for Indonesia to be a Feature Destination at SATTE 2019. She also pointed that Indonesia is so much more than Bali, which is one of the 17,000 islands the country comprises of. She drew attention to Batang and Bintan islands, among other destinations, which are very close to Singapore, less than an hour ferry, and can be conveniently included in the itinerary of Indians travelling to Singapore at cost as low as SGD 33.
As a Premium Partner Country, Indonesia is set to organise the official networking night on Day 1, January 8, 2020.