To actively promote Indonesia in the India tourism market The Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia (MoTRI) organised Sales Mission (tourism roadshow) in India: New Delhi, Chandigarh and Pune in July 2019. The event was aimed at increasing more transaction of tour packages between the Indonesian and Indian tourism industry through b2b (table top) meetings. There were around 36 stakeholders who met around 100 travel agents in each city.
In order to overcome the challenge of not having any direct flights from the key markets of India, Indonesia Tourism had introduced Tourism Hub programme to attract tourists through Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok as an effort to achieve the targeted tourist arrivals in 2019.
According to Dr R Sigit Witjaksono, Director of Tourism Marketing for South & Central Asia, Middle East and Africa of Indonesia Tourism, Indonesia has identified Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia as tourism hubs this year as it seeks to benefit from around thousand flights a week from and through the island state. There are millions of potential tourists, who can be encouraged to visit Indonesia from and through these hubs. He further added, “The Indian tourists for Indonesia have been escalating in the last couple of years. In term of visitors, the number of Indian visits is increasing YOY. There were close to 600,000 Indian visitors to Indonesia which is 12% more as compared to 2017.”