Garuda Orient Holidays plan to bring 150 top travel agents from Australia and New Zealand to Bali, Lombok, Surabaya and Yogyakarta in September had been pushed back due to a lack of available airlines seats caused by levels of unprecedented travel demand between Bali and Australia.
The "familiarization trip" with the theme "Bali – The Key to Indonesia" originally scheduled for September will now depart Australia and New Zealand on October 31 and run until November 6, 2004, when the participants will fly back to home ports.
A similar event "Bali – Seeing is Believing", held in 2003, attracted some 200 travel agents.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Garuda Orient Holiday is expanding the format of last year's successful event by introducing agents with a proven ability to sell Bali to the wonders of other Indonesian ports of call, such as Lombok, Surabaya and Yogyakarta.
Because invitations to participate are based on production, the delay may be a blessing in disguise to interested agents who now have the chance to sell more travel to Indonesia over the coming few months in order to win a place on the prestigious familiarization trip.
For more information contact Nick Deacock of Garuda Orient Holidays (GOH) via the e-mail link.
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