One the biggest travel agent in Melbourne, Australia, Helloworld, plans to promote other destinations in Indonesia other than Bali.
“We’ve had a conversation, there are five destinations that will be the target for Helloworld. I hope more tour packages will come up and more international tourists will visit other destinations besides Bali,” said Visit Indonesia Tourism Officer (VITO) Emil Hardy Ridwan.
The five destinations mentioned are Lombok, Jakarta, Makassar, Labuan Bajo and Yogyakarta.
“We’ve also coordinated with several airlines, the most prominent one being Garuda Indonesia because it has flights to these destinations. If it’s done correctly, there will be plenty of entrance gates for Australians to Indonesia,” Emil added.
Meanwhile the owner of Helloword Westfield Southland, Daniel Addiecoat told that currently, his company is coordinating with all related parties in Indonesia.
“We have a well-established network in Bali and Lombok but we will add more connections to other industries outside those two places. Indonesia is a beautiful country and we’re sure more people will come to Indonesia,” said Daniel.
Tourism Ministry’s strategic management special force, Priyantono Rudito said that the number of Australian tourists will continue to increase in 2017.
“Especially in December, there will be a long holiday period for the Australian people. Other destinations besides Bali need to promote continuously, as well as airlines,” told Priyantono.
Indonesia is currently conducting an Integrated Promotion activity with Helloword where promotional tour packages to Indonesia are being sold online and offline. The activity runs from Nov. 20 to Dec. 3, whilst the activation event was held from Nov. 20 – 26.