The trip theme is "Amazing Minangkabau" with 36 participants who are members of Hongkong Ladies Group and Friends plus members of the organisation of Indonesian Embassy's Staff spouses inBangkok.
The delegate is welcomed by a honorary ceremony with traditional cultural performance for VVIP Guests hosted by Mrs. Nevi Irwan Prayitno the wife of the Governor of West Sumatra accompanied by Head of Provincial Departments at the Governor's official residence in Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, Tuesday morning August 6th 2019.
The delegate will travel around West Sumatra for 5 days and will visit various tourism objects as well as cultural, creative industry and culinary destinations.
Mrs. Nevi Zuairina Irwan Prayitno stated that this grand welcome ceremony is presented so it will leave a long lasting impression for the delegate as well as to show the beauty of West Sumatra's Culture. Beside traditional performance, Mrs. Nevi as the Head of West Sumatra'a Craft Council, also instructed the council to display various of local products, from food and handcraft to exclusive hand embroidery.
While the West Sumatra Tourism Department Head of Marketing Division Hendri Agung expressing his confidence that this trip is a very effective form of West Sumatra's tourism and cultural promotion. Agung hopes that delegate will have an enjoyable time and then share their experience through words of mouths and other various forms of media.