The Jakarta Post
The mystical Ulun Danu temple in Tabanan, Bali. (Shutterstock/-)
The Tourism Ministry has set a target of attracting 1.5 million tourists from Australia throughout this year.
Various promotional efforts have been conducted to lure Australians to the archipelago since early 2019, including by participating at the Flight Center World Travel Expo in Australian cities from Feb. 2 to 17, according to the ministry’s marketing development deputy assistant for Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, Edy Wardoyo, in a statement on Sunday as quoted by kompas.com.
“In 2018, we faced many natural disasters, however Indonesia was still able to attract 1.3 million Australian tourists. This year we are targeting to welcome 1.5 million [Australian tourists] out of the 20 million foreign visitors in 2019,” said Edy.
Indonesia promoted various destinations during the Flight Center World Travel Expo held in four Australian cities, namely Sydney Feb. 2 to 3, Melbourne Feb. 9 to 10, Perth Feb. 9 to 10 and Brisbane Feb. 16 to 17.
“Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane are the four biggest contributors of Australian tourists to Indonesia. Hence we continue to work on these four main markets, aside from other cities like Darwin, Hobart and Adelaide,” added Edy.