THE Alor Regency area is one of the three National Strategic Area Centers (PKSN) start to be prepared to support the development of tourism in the border area of ​​Indonesia with the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste.

Two other PKSNs in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province are Kefamenanu in North Central Timor Regency and Atambua in Belu Regency. Specifically for Alor Regency, the Directorate General of Spatial Planning for Border Areas at the National Agency for Border Management has the potential to be developed as a Marine Tourism Destination.

Thus, Alor’s strategic position as a national tourist destination is a great opportunity for business actors, especially those in contact with the world of tourism to be creative, for the sake of seize the market. This factor was the trigger for the idea to present Alor Creative Market (ACM) by a number of Alor youths who are full of creations and ideas.

According to the head of the initiator of Alor Creative Market (ACM), Adi Gerimu, stated that ACM is a monthly event as an event to promote all creative products in Alor Regency. In addition, ACM is a place to meet and share experiences between creative workers in Alor Regency.

“ACM is also a meeting room, both in person and online by sellers of various creative products with global buyers. ACM is also a market place for marketing creative products directly (offline) and online. Every ACM event will be broadcast live or live show through official media partners and social media such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram,” Adi said.

He also explained that the first ACM event will be held on Saturday, October 31 to Sunday November 1, 2020 at the Sebanjar Beach Nature Reserve (TSAP), Alor Besar Tourism Village, Alor Barat Laut District, Alor Regency, NTT Province.

“On the second day, Sunday 1 November 2020, the invitees were invited to visit the exhibition locations of various creative products provided, Product Demos, Online Sales, Talk Show about Alor Creative Products, Live Music to accompany ISOMA, Talk Show about Bahari Alor,” he noted.

Even this activity, continued Adi Gerimu, received support from a number of sponsors and was covered by journalists from a number of mass media, both newspapers, online media and television and radio on a local scale and national. []