BBTF 2023 Logo & Theme Launching
(Bali, Indonesia) Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) has confirmed that “all systems are go” for the 9th edition of Indonesia’s leading international travel fair. BBTF organizers announced the dates for next year’s event, June 14-17, 2023, which will be held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) while also revealing the theme and logo of BBTF 2023.
Bali’s annual travel event will be held on June 14-17, 2023, at the Bali International Convention Centre (BICC), Nusa Dua.
The official theme for next year’s BBTF is “Reconnecting to quality and Sustainable Tourism.” The logo for BBTF (shown above) reflects “Nawa Sanga” – the Balinese philosophy that pays homage to the nine cardinal wind directions considered sacred in the Balinese cosmos and the nine most holy temples found in Bali – each one linked to a specific deity. Reverence to the pantheon of Dewata Nawa Sanga also respects the central tenet of Balinese life – Tri Hita Karana that idealizes maintaining harmony and balance in all things.
The Bali and Beyond Travel Fair has been endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy since its inception. It has earned the loyal support of dedicated stakeholders, the provincial government, and Bali’s private and public sectors.
This year’s BBTF welcomes the support of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, bolstering the Fair’s commitment to promoting the diversity of tourism opportunities available across the entire nation. Also highlighted at BBTF 2023 is Bali’s southernmost regency of Badung, whose many charms, attractions, and major event-hosting capabilities were magnificently showcased during the recent hosting of the G20 Summit at the Nusa Dua Complex.
I Putu Winastra, chairman of the Bali Chapter of the Association of the Indonesian Tours & Travel Agencies (ASITA), and chairman of the BBTF host committee, expressed his sincere appreciation to Bali’s travel industry’s steadfast dedication to the theme of “Reconnecting to Quality and Sustainable Tourism.” As in past BBTFs, the event is proving itself increasingly able to attract reputable International travel industry buyers seeking lasting business partnerships in Bali. “We target 350 buyers from 33 countries to meet 250 sellers from all over Indonesia. The opportunities arising in the tourism sector after G20 means that the travel industry should be able to lead the global economic growth and recovery,” said Winastra.
BBTF 2023’s theme championing “Reconnecting Quality and Sustainable Tourism,” embraces the current and future challenges of the global tourism industry. Accordingly, BBTF promotes quality tourism in which visitors enhance their journey by absorbing local wisdom, engaging with the surrounding community, and seeking to support local economies while remaining mindful of the need for nature conservation and environmental preservation.
Winastra added: “We facilitate and encourage interactions between tourists and local communities to generate both tangible and intangible practical benefits and increase awareness of critical cultural, environmental, and economic issues to encourage investments in the local business environment.”
“Bali is the perfect destination for travelers seeking quality, learning, and sustainability. There are so many educational and personal enhancement opportunities in Bali that have the potential to become life-changing experiences. Please come to Bali to partake in the Island’s spiritualism, ancient traditions, local wisdom, healing therapies, and innate natural serenity. Please join us at BBTF 2023,” I Putu Winastra said.
BBTF wholeheartedly supports the Indonesian government’s drive to encourage travel industry stakeholders to adopt a community-based perspective that will create long-term benefits for the Balinese and the natural environment.