China International Travel Mart 2011 - "Traveling to Indonesia!"

"I want to go to Indonesia, my homeland!" said Hoo Yu Ming, who was born in Indonesia and went to China in 1960, but he still longed to return to Indonesia, he came from Kalibaru, Banyuwangi regency, East Java.

68-year-old man looks happy, imagining to meet again with those who still thought of his family, described the presence of Hoo Yu Ming on the last day of the China International Travel Mart 2011, Sunday, October 30, 2011 in Kunming, China, at the Indonesia exhibition booth tourism.

An annual event held alternately in the cities of Shanghai and Kunming, China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2011, held in the town of Kunming on October 27 to 30. On this occasion, Bali Barong art, Sasando Music and “Trio Batak Singers” appeared to fill the main stage event at the Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center.

CITM 2011 was held on an area of 50,000 square meters, where as many as 2,233 booths have been established, the host and participants from various countries to fill the international booth followed by 95 countries and regions in China with around 900 number of buyers attending the event from 46 the state.

The data obtained from the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (PATA), Chinese outbound tourists in 2010 increased to as many as 57 million or increased by 21.27% compared to the year 2009. This positive trend, making China as a huge potential tourist market. By 2015, China will become the world's largest supplier of tourists, and will reach 100 million.

Hoo Yu Ming is just one of thousands of visitors who crowded the central courtyard of the hall, witnessed the proceedings there. The people of China became the world's tourism potential that continues to evolve, in line with their rapidly economics growth, interest people to travel abroad is increasing from year to year.

If Yu Ming don’t have the time to reconsider traveling to Indonesia because of his age, he hoped that his children and grandchildren can recognize the beauty of his native country.

(Various sources CITM, Indonesian Embassy in Beijing, Kompas /Images Indonesian Embassy in Beijing and PATA)


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