Moving forward with a bold outlook for the future is our vision at Pacto, and we bring you the 2018 edition of our Villas and Resorts Collection with confidence as we enter our 51st year.
With our strong prospects and growth in both new and existing markets, we feel that the time has come for a fresh face. So it is with great pride that we show the world our new logo – a design that symbolizes both our progression through the years and our readiness for the challenges and rewards of the future.
The past year has not been without its obstacles, and despite the return to strength of our vital European partnership that has endured since our inception in 1967, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure the continued growth of Indonesia as a travel destination. We want to be clear that our commitment to give back to the community remains strong, and we will grow our Corporate Social Responsibility program going forward.
As we grow in size and stature as a company, we are constantly reminded that without the tireless efforts of our staff we would not be where we are today. Training and the acquisition of new skills remain a core element of our progression, and we extend the development of education both in and outside of the workplace by allocating a significant proportion of our CSR program to the support of schools and children in our local districts. Each of our branch offices throughout Indonesia – Bali, Surabaya, Jogjakarta, Medan and of course Jakarta – sponsors a local school and maintains a keen interest in the education and development of children in the community.
Additionally we support the sustainable development of our communities through green initiatives such as planting 3,000 trees in the Karangasem area and giving away reusable canvas shopping bags to our clients.
Our traditional markets remained strong throughout 2017, and those areas once considered uncertain such as India and the Middle East have been showing fast growth. Our regional neighbors continue to show interest in Indonesia beyond the traditional destination areas, and we look forward to the steady development of new destinations in the eastern half of the archipelago.
While Europe remains our established partner, growth in the East looks increasingly promising. The opening of a new office in Moscow is testament to the growing demand for destinations in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States nations.