In­done­sia picks up speed

De­spite nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, the In­dian mar­ket has shown sta­bil­ity in terms of its vis­i­tor ar­rivals to In­done­sia.

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The Min­istry of Tourism of Repub­lic of In­done­sia (MoTRI) has re­cently pro­moted In­done­sia in the In­dia mar­ket through a Sales Mis­sion. Nia Nis­caya, Deputy Min­is­ter of Tourism Mar­ket­ing, MoTRI, says, “MoTRI is pro­mot­ing In­done­sia in the In­dian tourism mar­ket through road­shows in Mum­bai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Hy­der­abad.

This is aimed at in­creas­ing more trans­ac­tion of tour pack­ages be­tween the In­done­sian and In­dian tourism in­dus­try through B2B meet­ings.”

Fur­ther­more, Badung, a re­gion with the max­i­mum tourism ac­tiv­i­ties in Bali also con­ducted a sales mis­sion in con­junc­tion with the Min­istry of Tourism of In­done­sia in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Luc­know and Kolkata. Nis­caya fur­ther elab­o­rates, “The In­dian mar­ket bound for In­done­sia has been sky­rock­et­ing in the last cou­ple of years. In terms of vis­i­tors, the num­ber of In­dian vis­its is in­creas­ing Year on Year. From Jan­uary to Au­gust 2018, In­done­sia wit­nessed more than 365,000 In­dian vis­i­tors. We want this num­ber to grow.” Nis­caya in­forms that the aver­age spend of an In­dian in In­done­sia is about US$ dol­lar 12,000 per visit and the length of their stay usu­ally lasts from seven days to two weeks.

Sid­harto R Sury­o­dipuro,

Am­bas­sador, Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of In­done­sia, is also pos­i­tive about the grow­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two coun­tries. He says, “We just added an ad­di­tional car­rier from Mum­bai to Bali. Flights were ear­lier thrice a week but now, they’ll be four times a week. We are cur­rently work­ing with one In­done­sian ad­di­tion­ally, an In­dian car­rier has shown in­ter­est to In­done­sia.” The Min­istry is tak­ing ad­di­tional steps to achieve the tar­get by the end of 2018.

Road­shows are a great plat­form for coun­tries and part­ners to meet and talk about new itin­er­ar­ies and new des­ti­na­tions. It’s en­cour­ag­ing to see peo­ple travel beyond Bali. Cur­rently, the big­gest chal­lenge is con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween the two coun­tries and aware­ness about the newer des­ti­na­tions. In terms of re­act­ing to the out­come of nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, ev­ery­thing is ex­pected to be back to nor­mal by mid-Septem­ber.

Nia Nis­caya Deputy Min­is­ter of Tourism Mar­ket­ing, MoTRI

Sid­harto R Sury­o­dipuro Am­bas­sador, Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of In­done­sia

San­jay Sondhi Coun­try Man­ager VITO In­dia, New Delhi

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