The Tourism Ministry and a Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) in Bangkok recently hold a press discussion on Wonderful Indonesia Festival during Westin Hotel, Bangkok on Nov. 15.
The eventuality directed to foster 5 destinations in Indonesia that are deliberate suitable for Thailand.
“There are Medan, Jakarta – Banten, Bandung, Yogyakara – Solo – Semarang, Surabaya – Malang and Bali – Lombok,” pronounced a ministry’s Southeast Asia tourism graduation partner deputy, Rizki Handayani.
Thailand is a outrageous marketplace for tourism. In 2016 Bangkok was a most-visited city in a world. In a year, Thailand can acquire adult to 2.4 million tourists.
“Tourism is a second biggest unfamiliar sell [contributor] in Thailand with Bangkok as a categorical destination. Tourists from all over a universe transport to Bangkok and afterwards pierce to other destinations. We need KBRI to be a ‘eyes and ears’ of Indonesia in Thailand,” Rizki added.
Meanwhile, tourism in Indonesia is flourishing as well, reaching 25.68 percent, approach above a ASEAN expansion rate during 7 percent and worldwide expansion during 6 percent.
In terms of access, Garuda Indonesia has 21 flights that offer Bangkok – Jakarta track in a week, that is equal to 176,904 seats per year.
AirAsia Indonesia offers 14 flights per week (131,040 seats per year) for Don Mueang – Jakarta route, 4 flights per week (37,440 seats per year) for Don Mueang – Bali track and 7 flights per week (65,520 seats per year) for Don Mueang – Medan route.
Thai Airways has 10 flights per week (160.680 seats per year) for Bangkok – Jakarta track and 7 flights per week (112.476 seats per year) for Bangkok Bali route.
Thai AirAsia has 7 flights per week (65.520 seats per year) for Don Mueang –Bali route, while Thai Lion Air has 7 flights per week (78.260 seats per year) for Don Mueang – Jakarta track and 7 flights per week (906,100 seats per year) for Don Mueang – Bali route. (kes)