Jakarta, Feb 27, 2018 (Antara) - The 2018 International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB) Annual Meetings, which is one of the largest and influential events in the fields of finance and economy, will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Oct 8-14.
East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), which is a neighboring province of Bali, is eager to gain economic benefits from the international gathering in which up to 15 thousand people from 189 countries are expected to participate.
NTT plans to showcase its innate beauty and offer several tourism attractions, such as the Komodo National Park, the sparkling sandy beach of Pede-Labuan Bajo in the district of Manggarai Barat, and Tanjung, which is part of the 17 islands of Riung, in Nagekeo District.
The province is also known for whale watching at Lembata Beach, the tri-colored crater lakes at Mount Kalimutu called Lake Kalimutu in Ende District, Lake Ranamese in Manggarai District, and Maumere Bay in Sikka District.
The NTT chapter of the Association of Indonesian Travel Bureaus and Tours (Asita) has prepared 60 tour packages for participants of the IMF-WB Annual Meetings.
The tours will take foreign guests to Labuan Bajo and Kelimutu, among others, Abed Frans, chairman of the NTT chapter of Asita, had remarked on February 20, 2018.
The Tourism Ministry has assigned several travel bureaus to offer special tour packages for the participants.