Published on : Wednesday, November 29, 2017
At the event that was joined by 160 yachts from all over the world, Indonesian Tourism Ministry promoted Indonesia as a world-class destination for marine tourism.
Indonesia, a South East Asian nation is the largest archipelago state and a strategic location for yachters in the Asia Pacific region.
The deputy minister of Indonesian Tourism Ministry for overseas promotion I Gde Pitana said that supporting international events is one of the ways to build network with special interest groups such as yachting or sailing communities.
Some of the communities that attended the event came from countries such as Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Among the things that Indonesian Tourism Ministry presented at the event were sailing route, length of stay and locations that yachters can visit while traveling in Indonesia.
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya added that the yachting activities can boost the number of foreign tourists in Indonesia.
Australia and New Zealand are close to the eastern part of Indonesia. It’s one of the reasons why many Australian yachts travel to Indonesia. The large sea gives a huge opening to become the leading destination in the Asia Pacific region for marine tourism.