West Nusa Tenggara Aims to Attract More Russian Tourists in 2018 Featured
As an effort to achieve the 2018 target of welcoming four million tourists, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Provincial Administration is aiming to attract Russian tourists.
Deputy of Indonesian Ambassador to Moscow, Russia Lasro Simbolon is on board with the mission and has invited NTB to take part in the Indonesian Festival in Moscow that will be held on Aug. 3 – 5, 2018.
Lasro said that Lombok in NTB, Bali and Yogyakarta are main destinations among Russian tourists when they travel to Indonesia. He also encouraged the NTB provincial administration to create bigger tourism promotions.
In 2016, there were 20 million of Russians who traveled overseas, but only a small percentage of this number went to NTB.
“The Indonesian Festival in Moscow is the right event to promote NTB to the people of Russia, we are optimistic that the number of Russian tourists can increase up to 50 percent,” said NTB tourism department head Muhammad Faozal.
This year, NTB is targeting to welcome 3.5 million tourists, up until October the number had reached 3.1 million people.
In 2018, NTB will have several tourism events such as Komodo Exercise in May. Then there’s also The 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group that will take place in Bali. Lombok is expecting to welcome at least five thousand tourists from these two events.
Source : Jakartapost