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Oz eyes up to A$4b from Indonesian tourists by 2020

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 17 2018   /  12:54 am

Australia expects to reap up to A$4 billion (US$3.12 billion) from Indonesian visitors by 2020 as it attempts to capitalize on its fast-surging tourism sector.Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 2018 Australia Tourism Exchange on Monday, Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan said that Indonesia, along with India, was its “rising star-market” and could match its top markets such as the United States and United Kingdom in the long term because of its scale.“Toward 2020, we think Indonesia can end up in the range between A$2 billion and A$4 billion [...] It’s about doing things a bit differently,” he said, citing a travel fair held by Tourism Australia in Jakarta recently. Teaming up with Indonesia’s largest private lender Bank Central Asia (BCA), Australia’s national tourism body held in early March a four-day travel fair, which, O’Sullivan claim...