Indonesia goes visa free
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism is predicting the number of Kiwis visiting Indonesia will increase significantly due to its new free visa policy for 169 countries. The policy enables Kiwis to visit Indonesia for 30 days without applying for a visa. The tourism office put on a presentation at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel, targeting the expected growth in the number of Kiwis travelling to Indonesia. “New Zealand is a potential new emerging market we are going to focus on,” said Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, deputy director of tourism marketing strategy for Asia Pacific, Budi Hardjanti. In 2009 there were 37,704 visitors from New Zealand. In 2014 this had doubled to 79,380. Indonesia now stands as the fifth most visited overseas destination by New Zealanders [after Australia, the US, Fiji and the Cook Islands]. A presentation by Agindo No Limit Tours vice director Cecilia Patty pointed out Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, with 13,000 islands, 250 million people and 742 different languages.
Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, deputy director of tourism marketing strategy for Asia Pacific, Budi Hardjanti, with Agindo No Limit Tours vice director Cecilia Patty.
Traditional Indonesian dancer performs at the Pullman Auckland.