MANDIRI SUPPORTS SPORT TOURISM IN INDONESIA THROUGH HERBALIFE BALI INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON
- July 25th, 2016
- Posted by balitriathlon
Sanur, 20 July 2016 – Bank Mandiri continues to strengthen their commitment in developing sports and tourism in Indonesia. For that purpose, the corporate again confirmed their sponsorship for this international sports event, Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (HBIT) on June 28. Around 600 triathlon national and overseas athletes is estimated to take part in this annual grand competition. The Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (HBIT) will be held in Sanur, Bali on Sunday 14 August.
“Our participation for this second year is in line with our mission to develop sport tourism activities in Indonesia. Bali, as one of the main world tourism destination will become a point of attraction itself for the triathlon athlete and fans,” says Head of Corporate Communications Bank Mandiri, Ahmad Reza in Sanur, Bali, Tuesday (19/7).
According to Reza, the international athlete enthusiasm is also propelled by the fact that more than 20% of HBIT participants last year came from overseas such as Australia, USA and UK. While other participants are Indonesian, both professional and sports fans that combine swimming, running and cycling from various areas of Indonesia.
“As one of a government owned Bank, Herbalife Bali International Triathlon is one of the international events that should be promoted to develop the love of sports and nationalism,” Reza continues.
Aside from Herbalife Bali International Triathlon, Bank Mandiri is also involved in other sports tourism events, such as Mandiri Jakarta Marathon and Tour de Flores cycling competition.
Reza added, this sponsorship is a form of corporate support to national athletes and sports fans in order to be competitive at international level.
Meanwhile, Director of Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2016, Arie Sukirno, warmly welcomed Bank Mandiri’s partnership as one of the main supporter for the event.
“Since established in 2007, the Bali International Triathlon has been pioneer of world class sports and we are proud that Bank Mandiri supports the next phase of our journey to become one of the best sports destination,” says Arie.