View from a beach in Sabang, Aceh. (Shutterstock/File)
With Sail Sabang 2017 only days away, the Tourism Ministry recently held a promotional event for Aceh in Bali called 'Pesona Indonesia Aceh Night' in Bali. The event was held at Lippo Mall Kuta Bali on Nov. 18.
“40 percent of overseas tourists come to Bali, so it’s the perfect place to do a promotional event. As you can see, all of the tourists seem enthusiastic about this event,” said the Ministry's archipelago marketing communication development deputy assistant, Putu Ngurah.
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Putu said that other than Bali, the promotion for Sail Sabang was also held overseas.
“This is a huge international event, President Joko Widodo is scheduled to attend. We’ve been promoting Sail Sabang for five months through different platforms such as TV, online publication and social media. We even promoted it at World Travel Market in London,” Putu added.
Aceh tourism department head Reza Fahlevi said that through the promotional event in Bali, they wanted to provide as much information about Sail Sabang.
“We are showcasing different activities related to Sail Sabang 2017 and other tourism information about Aceh,” Reza said.
At the event, visitors could try on several Acehnese dishes for free and saw performances of Saman Dance, Pukat Dance, Rapai Geleng, poem recitation, music and others. (asw)