Banyuwangi tourism to be promoted in Belgium

Banyuwangi, E Java (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will assistance foster a tourism potentials of Banyuwangi District, East Java in Belgium and several other countries in Europe.

“We listened a lot about Banyuwangi tourism with a several festivals. we see these as a estimable intensity to be offering in Belgium in particular, and Europe in general,” Indonesian Embassy Trade Attache in Brussels, Meri Astrid Indriasari, pronounced after assembly Banyuwangi District Head Abdullah Azwar Anas here Sunday.

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Officials from a Ministry of Foreign Affairs by a Indonesian Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, have visited Banyuwangi to plead a tourism selling plans.

Astrid pronounced Banyuwangi that prioritizes a informative values and healthy panorama, would be an captivate for European tourists.

“Tourists from Europe like art and culture, and also healthy beauty. Banyuwangi presents all of those attractions, including a rural tourism,” Indonesian Embassy Attach? in Brussels, Wahidah Maghriby added.

She remarkable that during slightest there were dual Banyuwangi`s tourism attractions targeted by a Indonesian Embassy in Brussels to be marketed in Europe, namely, normal Gandrung Dance and Ijen Crater.

“Brussels is a vital selling place. The city is a core of a European Union, so it is a anxiety for all European countries. Belgium`s sum domestic product is really high, and a economy of a people is really good. Therefore, they are really handbill to be targeted,” she said.

Wahidah combined that a Indonesian Embassy in Brussels has determined a tighten synergy with a Pairi Daiza management, a heading traveller captivate in Belgium that is visited by during slightest 1,000,000 people each year.

In addition, d`Indonesia Festival is also frequently hold in Belgium. Banyuwangi is an intent to be promoted in a country.

The Indonesian Embassy in Brussels also has a House of Indonesia, that is a permanent storefront for Indonesian products, including a higher products of Banyuwangi, such as chocolate, coffee, organic rural products, and fisheries.

Azwar Anas welcomed a tourism selling efforts to Europe. Previously, facilitated by a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Ministry of Tourism, Banyuwangi was promoted to a United States, England, and Russia during a 2018 World Cup in Moscow.

“Europe is indeed a good market. So far, of around 100,000 unfamiliar tourists visiting Banyuwangi, some-more than half visited Ijen Crater, and they were mostly from European countries, generally France,” Anas said.

Data from a Central Statistics Agency (BPS) showed that in 2017 a series of European tourists roving to Indonesia reached around 1.75 million.

“We wish to get usually 5 percent of that number, or around 87,000 tourists. This graduation to Belgium is a approach to grasp that target. Thank we for a unusual support of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs in compelling internal tourism potentials to go global,” Anas said.

European tourists, Anas added, have their possess advantages. Based on a investigate by a Tourism Ministry, European tourists spend US$1,538 per traveller per revisit in average, leading Chinese tourists who spend about US$1,019 per traveler per visit.

“With vast spending, a mercantile effects to a locals are also large,” he said.

Reporting by Masuki M Astro

Editing by Libertina Widya Ambari, Fardah Assegaf
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