BEIJING, presidentpost.id – Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun has promoted Indonesia’s natural beauty to the tour operators and travel agents in a sales mission in June. According to him, tourism, investment and digital economy are the three sectors potentially explored for cooperation.
The sales mission was initiated by the Tourism Ministry supported by the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing and other stakeholders. The Sales Mission in North China 2018 was carried out in Hefei, Xian and Beijing.
In his speech, Assistant Deputy Development of Marketing II Regional I (Great China), the Tourism Ministry, Vinsensius Jemadu said in 2017 the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia reached 14 million. It is expected to increase to 17 million in 2018.
For Chinese tourists, it is targeted to reach 3 million in 2018. Tourist destinations promoted in China were Lake Toba, Tanjung Lesung, Borobudur, Kepulauan Seribu, Mandalika (West Nusa Tenggara), Wakatobi and Morotai (Maluku).
To increase the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia, the Tourism Ministry has set three priorities to develop in 2018, related to Airline, Homestay and Digital Tourism.
The sales mission was welcomed enthusiastically by the tour operators, travel agents and people in North China during its promotion activities in all the three cities.
The tourism promotion activities were continued by Indonesia’s participation in the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) 2018 at the China National Convention Center on June 15-17, 2018 coordinated by the Tourism Ministry. The visitors of Indonesian Pavilion on the first day of opening got a chance to taste Indonesian typical coffee and snacks.
Approximately 2,100 exhibitors from inside and outside China took part in the BITE 2018, attracting about 12,000 visitors of business people and 90,000 visitors of public. In addition to Indonesia, the other foreign participants were coming from South Korea, Thailand, Venezuela, and Ivory Coast to name a few. (MDK/TPP)