“We are confident to say that Indonesia has become a popular tourist destination for South African travelers. Here, we will easily find advertising and tour package promotions to Bali,” Indonesian Ambassador to South Africa Salman Al Farisi stated.
The Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria, Indonesian Trade and Promotion Center (ITPC) in Johannesburg, and the Ministry of Tourism adorned the Indonesian Pavilion with a Hindu temple gate and images of tourist destinations in Indonesia, such as Labuan Bajo, Borobudur temple, Mount Bromo, and Lake Toba.
Ambassador Al Farisi expounded that the Indonesian Pavilion at the Johannesburg tourism exhibition proffers genuine experiences to every arriving visitor. The Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria invited dancers, who performed several traditional dance forms, such as the Balinese Legong Dance, East Kalimantan Hornbill Dance and the West Java Peacock Dance.
The dancers, who then invited guests to join in their performance, further enlivened the atmosphere at the Indonesian Pavilion, thereby effectively attracting visitors, including also presenting them with an opportunity to sample Indonesian specialties, such as rendang, yellow rice, and peanut crackers.
The Ministry of Tourism conducted varied promotional strategies to boost foreign tourist visits to Indonesia, one of them being to send various sales missions to potential markets and participating in international tourism exhibitions, such as the Gauteng Gateway.
Gauteng Getaway is one of the largest tourism exhibitions in South Africa that presents hundr of tour and travel vendors, including providers of outdoor activities.
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