Exhibition promoting Indonesia’s tourism opens in Hanoi
(VNF) - Information and photos of destinations in Indonesia are on display at an exhibition titled ‘Hello Indonesia’ that opened on December 13th in Hanoi.
Borobudor Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the world located in Magelang, Central Java, is one of the destinations featured at the exhibition. (Photo: timetravelturtle.com)
Visitors can learn more about famous tourist areas such as North Sumatra’s Toba Lake, the largest volcanic lake in the world; Bali; Borobudor Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in the world, located in Magelang, Central Java; the ancient capital Yogyakarta; and Labuan Bajo Island, home to the Komodo dragon.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia organised the exhibition with the aim of promoting Indonesia as an attractive destination and introducing Vietnamese tourists to special package tours and ticket fares, according to Linda Widiyanti, Third Secretary of the Embassy.
“Many Vietnamese already know about the Indonesia’s famous island of Bali, which is at the top of TripAdvisor’s best destination list for 2017,” she said. “Many Vietnamese may also already know the famous Borobudor Temple and other beauty spots. And I believe many Vietnamese people are also familiar with Jakarta with hundreds of shopping malls and endless lifestyle and entertainment offerings.”
But many Vietnamese may not know how to get there, or to Bali and Yogyakarta. They may believe travelling to Indonesia is too expensive.
“This encouraged us to co-operate with the airlines and travel agents to hold this exhibition to connect Vietnamese travellers with the best offers available to explore Indonesia from affordable airline tickets to tour package deals,” she said.
Raja Ampat islands of Indonesia. (Source: asiapict.com)
During one month of the exhibition, five esteemed exhibitors, namely Vietjet Air, Hanoi Red Tours, Golden Tours, Roko Travel and Rubicon Tours will offer their best promotions to Indonesia at the exhibition, as well as sharing their own experience about travelling to Indonesia.
Tourism cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia has been stepped up since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation in 1994, noted Wiwiek Widyawati, a representative from the Indonesian Tourism Ministry.
In 2016, the number of Indonesian visitors to Vietnam rose 11.9 per cent compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, tourist arrivals from Vietnam to Indonesia increased from about 49,850 in 2015 to nearly 61,000 in 2016, a rise of 22.35 per cent.
As one of the organisers of the event, the low-cost carrier Vietjet Air plans to open new flight route from Ho Chi Minh City to Jakarta at the year’s end, which is expected to enhance tourism links between the two countries.
The exhibition will run until January 13th at the Umah Indo Exhibition House (40 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi)./.