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Indonesia to lure tourists

Update: October, 27/2016 - 09:00
Best island: Indonesian island Bali with capital Denpasar, is known for its beautiful beaches, and coral reefs. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Embassy of Indonesia in Việt Nam will think of efficient solutions to promote tourism development cooperation between Indonesia and Việt Nam, said Indonesia’s Ambassador Ibnu Hadi  at a recent seminar to promote Bali’s tourism in Hà Nội.

The seminar which was held on Tuesday with the subject Denpasar-Bali Tourism Gathering attracted the participation of representatives of Denpasar Tourism Promotion Board, and different travel companies from Indonesia and Việt Nam.  

At the seminar, Ambassador Ibnu Hadi stressed that Indonesia was an attractive destination to Vietnamese tourists with its ancient history, original culture and pristine beaches. However, every year, only 50,000 Vietnamese tourists visit Indonesia. And more than 70,000 Indonesian tourists visit Việt Nam.

“Those figures are still modest in comparision to the tourism potential of the two countries,” he said.

The Ambassador said that in the coming time, the embassy will try to connect Vietnam Airlines with airline companies of Indonesia, with the hope of increasing direct flights between the two countries.

He hopes that the first direct flight from Hà Nội to Jakarta and to Bali will be soon opened to create favorable conditions for tourists of the two countries and help save on travel fees.  The embassy will also co-operate with the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism and Vietnam Airlines to organise farm trips to Việt Nam’s delegates and journalists.

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Bali was awarded the title of world’s best island by the International Travel Magazine. Bali, with capital Denpasar, is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. However, many people do not know about the unique Balinese culture. — VNS





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