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Bali Bids for World Guide Meeting

Bali Seeks to Host 2007 World Federation of Guide Association Conference.

(11/29/2004) Executives of the Indonesian Guide Association (HPI) will be attending the 11th Convention of World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFGA) to be held in Melbourne, Australia January 31 – February 2, 2005, where they intend to make a formal bid to host that same event in Bali in 2007.

The intention of Bali to bid to host the prestigious gathering of tour guide professionals from around the world was revealed recently by the Chairman of the Bali Guide Association (HPI-Bali) - Madè Sukadana, following a meeting with Bali's Governor, Madè Beratha.

If successful in the conference bid, some 600 international guides would be expected to gather in Bali from the 40 member countries of the World Federation of Tourist Guides.

Both the Governor and Bali's Tourism Chief, Gedè Nurjaya, have pledge all possible official support should Bali be chosen as the site for the 2007 event.