Indonesia promotes ecotourism in Norway

The Indonesian Embassy in Oslo, Norway, promoted eco-tourism potentials and the creative industries of Indonesia at the Reiselivsmessen 2014, the largest travel and tourism exhibition in Norway. The event took place at the Telenor arena, Oslo, from 10th to 12th January 2014.ecotourism_indo

Themed ‘Conserving Life, Enriching Culture, and Empowering Communities’, the Indonesian pavilion presented a variety of nature-themed tourist destinations and creative forest products.

This year, the exhibition managed to record the largest number of visitors. On the first two days, the number of visitors reached 26,143 people, and in total the exhibition estimated to have reached over 47,000 visitors – outnumbering last year’s 45,000 people. Among these, more than 3,000 people visited the Indonesian Pavilion.

“The Indonesian Pavilion is rated as one of the most exciting platforms that attracted visitors’ attention with the concept of sustainable eco-tourism and creative industries, as well as cultural multimedia designs and cultural performances,” said Charge d’Affaires Ad Interim of the Embassy of Indonesia in Oslo, S. Sayoga Kadarisman as quoted from greenindonesia.org. With this concept, the Embassy sought to attract tourists from Norway, who are known for their deep interest in everything related to nature. Indonesia and Norway, said Sayoga, have a strong cooperation in the field of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Source: Wonderful Indonesia

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