Indonesia is aggressively promoting 10 “new Bali”
Destinations at events in Shanghai and Chengdu, China. The sales mission promoted 10 priority Indonesian destinations known as ” 10 New Bali” since none of them are actually on that famous resort island, among which prominently stands Mandalika Lombok.
Up to 1.45 million Chinese tourists arrived in Indonesia in 2016. This year the tourism ministry is targeting to attract 2.45 million visitors from greater China (the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong), 2 million from the mainland alone.
As of March, the number of Chinese tourists coming to #Indonesia this year reached 525,035. One of the things that reportedly contributed to that high number was the partnership between the ministry and Chinese Web services company Baidu, which has more than 300 million monthly users, as well as online travel information provider Qunar.
About 120 million #Chinese travel outside their country annually and 70 per cent of them prepare for their travel online, he said, adding that the average spending of Chinese tourists was US$1,057 (about Bt36,000) per person per visit.