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Indonesia teams up with Indian travel agency to promote tourism

Indonesia teams up with Indian travel agency to promote tourism

JAKARTA, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) — Teaming up with a prominent Indian travel agency, the Indonesian government is to hold a two-day tourism promotion event in the Indian capital of New Delhi from Dec. 9 to 10, to tap more potentialities from the Indian tourism market.

The Indonesian Tourism Ministry would partner with India‘s MakeMyTrip traveling app to hold the upcoming event at New Delhi’s Ambience Mall, Deputy Minister for International Marketing Development at the ministry I Gde Pitana said.

India is part of the ultimate tourism markets for Indonesia. Not only Bali, we would also promote other destinations across Indonesia for potential Indian tourists throughout the event,” Pitana said.

According to Pitana, the arrival figures of Indian tourists to Indonesia have grown significantly to 357,522 in the first nine months of this year, or 31.07 percent higher than the figure in the same period of last year.

MakeMyTrip has a very long traveling business experience since its establishment in 2000, and now handles 25 percent of Indian travelers’ traveling plans, including flight and hotel bookings, that makes it a highly potential partner to Indonesia‘s tourism, the deputy minister said.

The upcoming tourism promotion event in New Delhi is expected to help the Indonesian government to achieve its target of 456,000 Indian tourists this year, Pitana added.

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