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Indonesia keen to attract more tourists from China's landmark travel mart

By:Xinhua Net   Update:2018-11-07
JAKARTA, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia will take part in the upcoming China International Travel Mart (CITM) slated from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18 in Shanghai, aimed at attracting bigger chunk of China's robust tourism market, Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has said.
 
The minister said China tourism market is highly potential with its huge number of annual outbound travelers who spent huge amount of money during their vacations abroad.
 
Citing the figures released by the International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTMA), the minister said Chinese travelers spend 242.109 trillion rupiah (about 16.4 billion U.S. dollars) per year, making them part of big spender tourists in the world.
 
In average Chinese tourists spend some 1,019 U.S. dollars per person in each of their outbound vacation trip, he added.
 
"Those would be good references for Indonesia to get more proceeds from China market. I believe our participation in 2018 CITM would be fruitful," the minister said.
 
Indonesia will send big mission constituted by 40 tourism operators across the country from travel agents, hotels, airlines, diving site organizers as well as representatives of provincial tourism offices.