Tourism Ministry of Indonesia in collaboration with the Indonesian Consulate General Jeddah hosted a media gathering and dinner with the local journalists and content creators on social media in Jeddah.
The gathering, held on Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019, at the Mövenpick Hotel Jeddah was attended by the Assistant Deputy for Regional Marketing Development II Regional III of the Ministry of Tourism, R. Sigit Witjaksono and the Indonesian Consul General of Jeddah, Mohamad Hery Saripudin.
The function was organized in a bid to raise awareness of Saudi people and foreigners working in the Kingdom for an upcoming tourism promotional event entitled Wonderful Indonesia Week, scheduled to take place in two cities, Jeddah and Riyadh from 14 to 23 November 2019.
In Jeddah, the program will take place from November 14-16 at the Movenpick Hotel, while in Riyadh from November 21-23 at the Novotel Suites Hotel Riyadh Dyar.
Bearing the theme “Bring the Wonders to Saudi Arabia”, the program has set up a series of promotional actions on the beauty of tourist destinations through interactive information, art attractions and Indonesian culinary festivals.
The Consul General said, the Indonesian Consulate General in Jeddah worked hard to realize the government’s program to boost the tourism sector through various promotional agendas in Saudi Arabia.
“We’ll invite Saudi millennials such as bloggers and YouTubers to visit Indonesia,” he said in his remarks.
In addition to tourism, the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah continues to improve economic and trade relations by encouraging exports of Indonesian products to Saudi Arabia.
“This year, more than 175 business people from the working area of the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah will attend Trade Expo Indonesia on October 16-20, 2019,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sigit Witjaksono revealed, the Ministry of Tourism had prepared an international promotion strategy or program that combines media publications, social media blitz, exhibitions, arts and culinary festivals, sales missions, famtrips and joint promotion.
The campaign aims at reaching the target of 20 million foreign tourists by 2019 as set by the government.