Jakarta (ANTARA) - Travel Exchange (Travex) event can serve as a bridge for tourism and creative economy actors to penetrate the global market, Tourism and Creative Economy Deputy Minister/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Deputy Head Angela Tanoesoedibjo stated.

"This Travel Exchange activity is expected to be a beneficial knowledge transfer platform for development of the tourism and creative economy industry," Tanoesoedibjo noted through her written statement, Saturday.

Tanoesoedibjo directly surveyed the business-to-business (B2B) flow by ASEAN tourism entrepreneurs in Travex that is held as part of the 2023 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Yogyakarta, Friday.

Participants at Travex comprised ASEAN NTOs, ASEAN Tourism Industries, Travel and Tourism Hospitality Industries, the hotel and accommodation industry, TA/TO, and MICE players.

On the occasion, Tanoesoedibjo also surveyed booths promoting an arrau of local products in the Indonesian Tourism, MSMEs, and Culinary Festival Exhibition.

"There are many benefits from this exhibition," she remarked.

"One of them is that it serves as a major opportunity for domestic creative industry actors to market their primary products to a number of ASEAN member countries," she explained.

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Travex as well as the Indonesian Tourism, MSMEs, and Culinary Festival Exhibition are two main exhibitions featured in the 2023 ASEAN Tourism Forum.

The 2023 ASEAN Tourism Forum was opened at the Prambanan Temple Courtyard, Yogyakarta, Friday. This year's event is themed "A Journey to Wonderful Destinations."

Others joining Tanoesoedibjo comprised the Ministry's Marketing Deputy Ni Made Ayu Marthini; Ministry's Meeting Tour, Incentive, Convention and Exhibitions Director Masruroh; and Ministry's Nusantara Tourism Marketing Director Dwi Marhen Yono.

Ministry's Regional Tourism Marketing Director II Cecep Rukendi as well as Ministry's Creative Economy Marketing Director Erwita Dianti also accompanied Tanoesoedibjo.

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Translator: Maria C G P, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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