JAKARTA, thepresidentpost.com – Owned lender Bank Mandiri together with online travel service Traveloka have come up with a program called Explore the Beauty of Indonesia that aims to promote the tourism ministry’s 10 Priority Destinations and increase the number of tourist visits.
Both companies are offering the best price for flight plus hotel and attractions package for the 10 destinations that consist of Borobudur Temple, Thousand Islands, Lake Toba, Tanjung Kelayang Beach, Tanjung Lesung, Mandalika, Bromo Tengger Semeru, Labuan Bajo, Wakatobi and Morotai.
“This form of support will definitely bring a lot of benefits for the people and promote the economy through the tourism sector. With this program, customers of Bank Mandiri will get to explore the beauty of Indonesia at an affordable price and easy transaction process,” said tourism ministry’s archipelago marketing development deputy, Esthy Reko Astuti.
“Lake Toba starts from Rp 1.4 million, Labuan Bajo starts from Rp 1.8 million, Wakatobi starts from Rp 3.4 million and Bromo starts from Rp 760,000. These prices are for two people and already included the discount, the trip itself is three days and two nights long each. This program runs from August 17 until 31 with the travel period is until November 31, 2017,” explained PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) TBK senior vice President credit cards group, Vira Widiyasari.
Apart from the special price, Mandiri credit card holders also receive another benefit of an additional discount of Rp 720,000 ($72) for a flight plus hotel booking and a total discount of Rp 200,000 for tourist attractions located in the 10 destinations.
There are also benefits of three and six-month installment and four ‘Fiestapoin’ in each transaction for Mandiri credit card holders.
The promo is available at https://www.traveloka.com/p
By the end of July 2017, Mandiri’s credit card transaction had an increase of 9.6 percent. Out of the total transaction, 17 percent of them were travel-related.
According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the growth of domestic flight from 2011 to 2016 is at 56 percent, while the growth for hotel-booking from the same period is at 64 percent.
Moreover, 40 percent of international tourists enter Indonesia via Bali, 30 percent via Jakarta, 20 percent via Riau Islands and the rest 10 percent are in other areas. Bali itself was named as the third best destination in the world according to TripAdvisor. (TJP/TPP)