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Indonesia eyeing 170 thousand foreign visitors arrivals

Rabu 01 August 2018 10:00 WIB

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Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya

Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya

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Indonesian Discount Shopping Day to be held to attract foreign tourists.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, GUNUNG KIDUL -- The Ministry of Tourism has set a target to receive 170 thousand foreign tourists visiting Indonesia during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya believed it was a reasonable figure.

"We are confident that we will achieve the target, since if we refer back to the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea, the country had set a much higher target as compared to that set by us now," he stated during a visit to the Gunung Kidul Sub-district in the Yogyakarta Special Region.

He further explained that the ministry assumed that there would roughly be 10 thousand participants in the Asian Games. He said that there will be an additional five thousand officials.

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During the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea, there were seven thousand. The total number of foreign tourists coming from South Korea had reached 200 thousand, and the ministry is only targeting 170 thousand.

"We are confident of achieving the targeted figure," he added.

In order to achieve the target, the ministry have prepared several measures, including the Indonesian Discount Shopping Day, falling on Aug 8, held to welcome the Asian Games.

"We start the Asian Games festivities by holding the Discount Shopping Day on Aug 8, before the Games' opening which is on Aug 18. We are ready to welcome 170 thousand visitors to Indonesia," he added.

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