The Jakarta Post
Green Bay in Banyuwangi, East Java, is a lesser-known tourist attraction that offers a picturesque view of the sea. (Shutterstock/File)
The Tourism Ministry has prepared 75 tour packages in a bid to attract 170,000 foreign tourists during the 2018 Asian Games.
The packages reportedly offer seven main destinations, namely Jakarta, West Java, South Sumatra, Central Java, Yogyakarta, Banyuwangi in East Java and Bali.
All of the ministry's promotions conducted 100 days prior to the event, which is slated on Aug. 18 to Sept. 2, will feature the 2018 Asian Games logo.
"The 2018 Asian Games has become an opportunity to boost the number of foreign tourist visits this year. As the potential is huge, we're optimistic the target can be reached," said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya on Monday as quoted by tempo.co.
According to Inasgoc Ticketing Department data, the event will have 15,000 athletes and officials and 5,000 media participants from 45 countries in attendance.
The upcoming Asian Games will also involve 30,000 volunteers and workers and could potentially reach billions of viewers around the globe. It is also expected to attract 150,000 foreign tourists. (kes)
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