Indonesian handicrafts produced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were featured at the 22nd Salon International du Tourisme in Rennes, France, on Feb 16-18.
Tourism promotion at the Indonesian pavilion involved tour operators from France, such as Garuda Indonesia Holiday France, Spot My Dive, Mon Prochain Voyage, and Raja Ampat Dive Lodge/Grand Komodo, which sold tour packages to Indonesia during the exhibition, according to Antara on Saturday.
Information on tourist destinations in Indonesia was available to visitors through videos, brochures and flyers.
The exhibition was attended by 438 representatives of various tourist subsectors, including tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, villas, car rentals, historical tours, airlines and shipping.
Several countries, such as Canada, Vietnam, India, Iran, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic, as well as players of the French tourist industry also attended the exhibition. Based on data, the exhibition was attended by 38,924 visitors.
During the event, a presentation on Indonesian tourist destinations was also organized.
In addition, Indonesian students showcased the peacock dance from West Java and traditional Indonesian songs.
A general knowledge quiz on Indonesia was organized. Visitors answering the questions were handed out Indonesian handicrafts, such as masks, scarves and batik.
The Indonesian Embassy also conducted Indonesian community development activities at during the event.
The Indonesian ambassador to France also held a meeting with the Indonesian community in Rennes on Feb. 17.
On the occasion, the ambassador highlighted government programs that aimed to improve people’s welfare.
The ambassador also urged Indonesian students to have a clear vision and mission regarding their education.