Qatar Airways' Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on static display at Singapore Airshow February 12, 2014 in Singapore. (shutterstock.com/Jordan Tan/File)
The Tourism Ministry hosted two events in Doha, Qatar, that aim to attract Middle Eastern tourists to come to Indonesia.
The first one was the Table Top event at Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel held on Nov. 28
The second one is the Wonderful Indonesia Festival at Mall of Qatar on Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.
The Table Top event was officiated by the Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar Muhammad Basri Sidehabi.
“Last month, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Tsani visited Indonesia. Plenty of Middle Eastern businessmen have also invested in Indonesia, so please buy tour packages to Indonesia because there are so many destinations that can be enjoyed,” said Basri.
“For halal tourism, Wonderful Indonesia won three awards at the World Halal Tourism Award Abu Dhabi in 2015 and in 2016 it took home 12 awards from the same event. We have Lombok, Aceh and West Sumatra that promote family-friendly tourism,” added VITO Middle East country manager Nour Aridi.
Additionally, in 2016 Wonderful Indonesia tourism brand took home 46 international awards from 22 countries and this year, it has already won 20 awards from 10 countries.
Other destinations in Indonesia that suit the Middle Eastern market include Jakarta, Bogor, Puncak, Bandung, Surabaya, Malang and Bromo Tengger Semeru. (kes)
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