The Tourism Ministry has launched a tour package called Bali Hot Deals 2018 to lure in more foreign visitors to Indonesia.
A deputy for Tourism Development at the Ministry I Gde Pitana said in a written statement Bali Hot Deals 2018 is part of Visit Wonderful Indonesia (ViWI) 2018, which is a program initiated by the country’s tourism industry and associations.
"ViWI 2018 is aimed at strengthening three important elements for tourists - accessibility, attractions and amenities," Pitana said in Jakarta on Thursday.
The three elements are put in a complete package `Hot Deals, which is cheap, convenient and attractive, Pitana said.
The package was launched recently in Nusa Dua of Bali, attended by Hariyadi B.S. Sukamdani , the chairman of Visit Wonderful Indonesia (ViWI) 2018 and Anang Sutono, a staff of the Tourism Minister as PIC Tim ViWI 2018.
Hariyadi Sukamdani said there were 76 packages launched by tourism industrialists and associations as well as travel agents in Bali .
"The duration, locations and ceremony of each package are different," he said.
So far, the ViWI 2018 Team has launched the package of Jakarta Weekend Hot Deals, Jakarta Ramadhan Hot Deals, Riau Islands Hot Deals, and Middle East Hot Deals .
The focus of Middle East Hot Deals 2018 is market-oriented Hot Deals, aimed at attr4acting tourists from Middle East such as Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to Indonesia.
The ceremony launching Bali Hot Deals 2018 took place at the same time with the launch of Bali & Beyond Travel Fair attended by around 350 participants who are all stakeholders including those from tourism industry, travel agents, hotels, and domestic and international airlines. (ANTARA)