Ministry of Tourism Welcomes Polish Tourists in Bali
Date 25 Juni 2018
Ministry of Tourism welcomed 254 foreign tourists from Poland who arrived at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar, Bali by using LOT Polish Airline charter plane on Monday (25/6).
Assistant Deputy for Marketing Development II Regional IV (Europe) of the Ministry of Tourism, Agustini Rahayu, said the total number of foreign tourists from Poland amounted to 2,540 people.
“The group that arrived today is the first group of the total 10 groups to come to Indonesia for vacation. The total number of Polish tourists who landed in Bali by using LOT Polish Airline until October 2018 is predicted to reach 2,540 tourists,” she said.
The welcoming ceremony was also attended by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, A.M Fachir; Indonesian Ambassador to Poland, H.E. Peter F Gontha; as well as the Polish Ambassador to Indonesia, H. E. Beata Stoczy?ska. The arrival of foreign tourists from Poland is a form of cooperation of direct charter flight program connecting Warsaw and Denpasar which has been established since 2016.
“Each group of Polish tourists will be on vacation in Indonesia for 14 days. It will certainly have a positive impact in the effort to achieve the target of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia, and the Ministry of Tourism is truly appreciate this form of cooperation,” Agustini added.
According to the Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, a plus point of European tourists is on the spread of their spending. They spend an average of US$ 1,538 per one tourist per visit.
“Although the number of Chinese tourists is greater, foreign exchange income or tourist spending from European tourists is much bigger with more than US$ 2.6 billion, whereas foreign exchange income from Chinese tourists only US$ 1.9 billion,” the Minister said.
For the record, statistics from the Ministry of Tourism has recorded approximately1,862,231 European tourists visiting Indonesia during 2017. In 2018, the Ministry of Tourism has set a target of 2.2 million tourists from Europe or 17 million foreign tourists as a whole visiting Indonesia. (Ministry of Tourisms PR/EN) (RAS/MMB/Naster)