Yogyakarta’s Rising Appeals as Convention Venue

Yogyakarta’s Rising Appeals as Convention Venue

Throughout the first weekend of August, the city of Yogyakarta reported Full House, as two simultaneous conventions were ongoing within this city. Bringing a total of over 3,500 delegates, the earliest was the 11th International Congress of Tropical Pediatrics held in the Alana Hotel participated by a total of 539 delegates that included experts from Australia, China, Swiss, Thailand, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Germany, Kenya, and Turkey. Besides those in Indonesia, although the second was the Asian youth day which took place from 2nd to sixth Agustus in the Jogja Expo Center, which attracted 3, 000 participants from 22 countries.

Both events were supported by the Ministry of Tourism. Many Yogyakarta’s hotels reported 99% occupancy, because August also happens to be the peak season for tourists from Europe, said Head of the Indonesia Hotel Association PHRI, Istidjab Danunagoro. Yogyakarta has indeed seen a rapid increase in popularity particularly following the visit of 44th US President Barack Obama and household in June for an Indonesian vacation, when he visited the Yogya countryside and admired the Buddhism Borobudur and Hindu Prambanan temples, besides enjoying a spectacular Wayang shadow puppet show performance.

Besides, new beach destinations south of Yogya and several astonishing nature and instagrammable places have lately been found, adding beach and nature tourism attractions to Yogya’s already famed cultural and culinary destinations. Tour Operators have meantime established tour deals named Follow the visit of Barack Obama taking in those locations which have been personally picked out by President Barack Obama to devote his 3 days remain here. The package on offer incorporates the hotel where household and Obama stayed, the restaurant they frequented as well as the local food they enjoyed. I’m very impressed by Yogyakarta said Rajesh Mehta, Regional Advisor WHO Regional Office for South East Asia. Following the Congress I shall most definitely visit Borobudur and Prambanan, Rajesh Mehta said. On his part, Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya, anticipates that an increasing number of convention delegates will add to the economic value of the country, thereby increasing the economic welfare of the local population.

 

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