“We are expecting significant arrivals from India”: Indonesian min

After welcoming 14 million visitors in 2017, Indonesia is all set to welcome 17 million visitors in 2018. In 2017, Indonesia obtained 93.6 per cent of the target of 15 million visitors, , a double-digit increase of 22 per cent from the number the year before. “This year we have launched “The Visit Wonderful Indonesia Year 2018” and we are promoting 18 top destinations that meet our “3A” principles of accessibility, amenities and attractions,” said Arief Yahya, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism.

“In 2018, tourism is projected to create jobs for 12.6 million people and contribute 5.3 per cent to Indonesian GPD and we are expecting significant arrivals from India,” said the minister.

By reaching over 93 per cent target arrivals of 15 million visitors in 2017, Indonesia is confident of obtaining significant job creation continue in the tourism sector. “And by aiming for 17 million in 2018, we hope to see even more growth,” he added.

At this year’s ITB Berlin, representatives of 130 Indonesia tourism industries are joining the pavilion of Indonesia. The pavilion features distinct decoration of phinisi, the traditional ship from Sulawesi. The materials of the pavilion is also made of the environmental friendly reused materials. Visitors can enjoy Indonesia’s traditional spa massage, as well herbal drinks and its world-famous coffee at the pavilion. The augmented reality corner lets the visitors take a picture of themselves wearing the traditional wedding clothes of Bali and from other regions of Indonesia.