Published on : Saturday, May 6, 2017
The Tourism Ministry officials of the region of Jakarta in Indonesia have travelled to 10 new tourist locales in Kota Tua, the Thousand Island and Bali following the success of a reputed meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) event in Bangka Belitung last week.
Hiramsyah S. Thaib, who is the ministry’s head of development acceleration for the 10 priority tourism destinations said that this MICE event actually aimed to strengthen the business tourism in Jakarta.
He had stated this at a latest MICE gathering from 4th to 6th May at the Novotel hotel that is located in Jakarta.
He said that Jakarta has several interesting venues and therefore they can utilize historic buildings like museums as meeting and conference rooms. Esthy Reko Astuti, the assistant of the ministry for archipelago tourism marketing said that the potential of the MICE industry is at 5% and they still have the remaining 95% to be developed.
This is the reason why they are quite optimistic about the scope of MICE tourism in this part of the world.
She added that the best part about Indonesia is that besides the fact that it possesses several cities to choose from for the purpose of conducting meetings, their natural wonders are also an added value for MICE tourism in Jakarta.
And, the MICE event attendees also went for an enjoyable city tour to the Thousand Island.