Minister Looks to Attract More Australian Tourists

According to Antara News, Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister, Sandiaga Uno, met with travel agencies in Australia to explore cooperation to attract more Australian tourists to Indonesia.

“We are working with the tourism industry in Australia, one of which is the Flight Center, to increase foreign tourist visits from Australia,” Uno remarked, as quoted from the ministry’s statement on Tuesday (20/2/24.)

The minister visited Australia to meet with representatives of the Flight Center to discuss various areas for potential cooperation, including tourism promotions, says Antara News, adding that Australia is one of the countries with the highest number of foreign tourists arriving in Indonesia, and an increase in Australian tourist visits is expected to strengthen and support the realization of the target of 14.3-million foreign tourist visits in 2024.

The minister stated that several Australian investors were keen to know about Indonesia’s post-election economic and political situation.

“We convey to them that all situations are conducive, and there is more optimism for the sustainability of Indonesia’s development in the future,” he said.

During the working visit, Sandiaga also reviewed the Indonesia Spice Up the World program by visiting several Indonesian restaurants in Sydney, according to Antara News.

He said that the ministry will be able to promote more creative economy products, so that they can be displayed in Australia and develop further within the framework of cooperation.

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) recorded 11.68-million foreign tourists during the January-December 2023 period, according to Antara News, with the top five countries being Malaysia, with 1.9-million visits; Australia, with 1.43-million visits; Singapore, with 1.41-million visits; China, with 787,924-visits; and Timor-Leste, with 728,586 visits.

 

Source: Antara News

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