The 6th Asia Pacific Geopark Network Symposium committee welcomed event participants from across the world. The participant were greeted as they arrived at Lombok International Airport by the tourism and the airport ambassadors, which dressed in traditional Samawa and Sasak clothing, gifted each guest their own traditional scarf with “APGN 2019” lettering knitted in. Ivan, one of the Airport Ambassador said, “This is such a great opportunity for us as an ambassador to represent the hospitality in the Airport, and show the local culture specifically.”

Afterwards, each guest had their photo taken in front of the beautifuly painted APGN mural stage setup outside arrivals. The mural tells a story about the geoheritage and the rich of biodiversity that Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark had, and the presence of the ambassador completed the cultural diversity as well.