Indonesia promotes Asian Games 2018 tour packages in Singapore

Singapore (ANTARA News) - Indonesia promoted Asian Games 2018 tour packages during the Natas Travel Fair held in Singapore from March 23-25, 2018.

The tour packages were offered to Singaporeans to visit Indonesia during the Asian Games 2018 to be held in Jakarta and Palembang, capital of South Sumatra province, from Aug 18 to Sept 2, the deputy I for marketing at the Tourism Ministry, I Gde Pitana said here on Sunday.

In total, 151 tour packages were offered during the fair. Nearly 70 percent of them are related to tourist objects found near the venues of the pan Asian multi-sport event in Palembang, Jakarta, West Java and Banten, he said.

He expressed hope the tour packages which include the best spots for social media photos or instagram stories, culinary adventure, tea plantation, cave and Sembilang National Park will serve as special attractions for tourists to visit Indonesia.

During the fair, Indonesia specifically raised tourist destinations in Bali and Riau Islands as the main theme and Phinisi boat as a focus of interest.

The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) travel fair is an international scale tourist mart held annually in March and August. Nearly 65,000 to 70,000 people are expected to visit the travel fair this year.

As many as 87 local and foreign exhibitors took part in the three-day fair. The foreign exhibitors came from China, Japan, Europe, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Hawaii, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Fiji, New Zealand, and Uzbekistan, among others.

Singapore is one of the main markets for Indonesian tourism.

A total of 1,512,813 Singapore tourists visited Indonesia last year, up 2.72 percent compared to a year earlier.

Indonesia has set itself the target of attracting 1.7 million Singapore tourists this year.

Source: ANTARA News

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