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Indonesia seeks to attract more foreign cruise ship travelers

Jakarta - Indonesia is seeking to boost its cruise ship tourism market as the number of foreign visitors arriving in the archipelago by cruise ship has increased in the past three years.

Jakarta - Indonesia is seeking to boost its cruise ship tourism market as the number of foreign visitors arriving in the archipelago by cruise ship has increased in the past three years. According to a report by kompas.com on Sunday, the Tourism Ministry has set a target of welcoming at least 430,000 foreign tourists by cruise ships this year. “The figure represents a 20 percent increase per year. Meanwhile, the target for Indonesian port calls in 2019 is 667, or an average increase of 17.7 percent per year,” Tourism Ministry accelerated marine tourism head Indroyono Soesilo said as quoted by kompas.com. Indroyono added that the potential market for foreign cruise travelers from East Asia reached 2 million people per year, meanwhile from Australia and New Zealand, the potential is 1.3 million people per year. Seeking to tap into the potential market, Indonesia participated in Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Cruise360 Australasia cruise conference in Sydney, Australia, on Friday.
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