KALIMANTAN and Papua tour packages are selling well at the Danish Travel Show 2020 Tourism Exhibition held in Herning, Denmark for three days, February 21-23, 2020.

The Indonesian Embassy in Copenhagen is collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to participate in the Danish Travel Show tourism exhibition with a 63 square meter platform. Various Indonesian tour packages are offered, as well as various culinary and traditional dances are promoted.

According to the Indonesian Ambassador to Denmark, M Ibnu Said said that besides the Bali, Lombok and Komodo Island tour packages, the Indonesian pavilion also offered Kalimantan and Papua tour packages. This is to provide knowledge to foreigners, especially Denmark, Indonesia is a large country with diverse ethnicities and cultures.

“It turns out that Kalimantan and Papua travel packages are in great demand,” he said.

While Lars Faursholt, a Danish travel specialist who joined the Indonesian pavilion, offered an exclusive package by inviting visitors to travel to Papua to get to know the Dani culture and enjoy the Baliem Valley Festival Wamena.

While in Kalimantan, visitors are invited to get to know the culture of the Dayak tribe and orangutans in their natural habitat. This travel package was sold out on the first day for a visit in August 2020.

In addition to the culture and nature of Papua and Kalimantan, the Lombok, Komodo Island and Bali packages are also offered by three other travel agents who join the Indonesian bridge, namely Asien Paradisresor, KBA Tour and Mala Eco Tour.

So far, more foreign tourists know Bali as a tourist destination of Indonesia, Danes are no exception. Not a few Danish travel agents who participated in the exhibition also offered Bali in their tour packages, including Turkish Airlines which opened a new line of Copenhagen-Istanbul-Denpasar in mid-2019.

In the exhibition also displayed a variety of cultures, Indonesian pavilion also carried out culinary promotions, such as yellow rice, rendang, green bean porridge, peanut brittle, dumplings, and egg martabak. Various traditional dances are displayed not only on the bridge, but also on the main stage of the exhibition.

Starting from the Lancang Kuning dance from Sumatra, the Nandak dance from Betawi, the Enggang and Gantar dance from Kalimantan, the Sekar Jagad and Legong dance from Bali, the Jaipong dance from West Java, the Tanduk Majeng dance from East Java, the Gemu Famire dance from East Nusa Tenggara to the Yamko dance Rambe Yamko from Papua, brought by Indonesian people living in Denmark.

While on the main stage, Indonesia presents Pencak Silat by Martin Sangill, a Danish citizen who has been cultivating pencak silat for 30 years. Various martial arts styles of Setia Hati Anoman, which was exhibited by Martin Sangill and his students, amazed the visitors, even some of them took to the stage to try the style.

“Pencak silat is an Indonesian cultural heritage, but it is unique in Danish citizens. This shows the close relations between Indonesia and Denmark, especially this year is the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries,” Ambassador Ibnu Said said.

Danish Travel Show – Ferie For Alle is the largest exhibition in the Scandinavian region which is participated by more than 1,100 exhibitors every year and is visited by more than 60,000 visitors who are looking for a tourist vacation spot. Denmark has 5.7 million inhabitants and holiday culture is important. [antaranews]