Nusa Dua. The South Sumatra provincial administration took the opportunity at the 2017 Bali and Beyond Travel Fair, which runs from June 7-11 in Nusa Dua, Bali, to promote the region as co-host of the 2018 Asian Games and MotoGP 2018.
During the fair's opening ceremony, South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin presented his region's potentials as a new hotbed for foreign and local tourism, highlighting key development projects currently underway.
"We need to upgrade and add more facilities to accommodate travelers and participants of the 2018 Asian Games," Alex said.
The governor added that his administration has launched several partnerships with international sporting federations to bring future events to the region, even after the close of the Asian Games and MotoGP next year.
For the first time in Asian Games history, two different cities will play host to the event. Next year, both Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, will host sporting events related to the Asian Games, which will run from Aug. 18 until Sep. 2, 2018.
The Bali and Beyond Travel Fair will enter its fourth year in 2017, and is expected to see as many as 230 buyers and 179 sellers from as many as 55 different countries. The South Sumatra Asian Games committee has set up its own booth at the exhibition to promote next year's event.