City skyline at sunset at Swan River, Perth, Western Australia. (Shutterstock/File)
Wonderful Indonesia tourism brand is set to promoted in Perth in West Australia on Oct. 14 during the Indonesian Creation event.
The event will be held at the Forrest Place and highlight Indonesian arts and culture and culinary, as well as promote Indonesian tourism.
“This event is expected to support the Tourism Ministry’s program in increasing the number of tourists as well as introducing the 10 Priority Destinations,” said the ministry's deputy minister for overseas promotion I Gde Pitana.
Forrest Place is a pedestrian square for people to meet and interact with each other. It’s located right at the center of Perth and connects Perth Station, Myer Mall and Wellington Street. Every day around 24,000 people are said to visit the place.
Indonesian Creation event will feature a fashion show of traditional clothes, Indonesian warung (food stalls) and Indonesian knick-knacks display. Representatives of travel agents are set to participate as well to promote Indonesian destinations.
"Bali is still the strongest magnet [for Australians], but the Tourism Ministry is set to introduce other destinations as well. Sixty percent of Australian tourists are repeat visitors, meaning that they’ve been to Indonesia more than once,” said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.
Moreover, Arief said there was an increase by 14 percent in the number of Australian tourists who came to Indonesia from 2015 to 2016. (kes)