Merapi Tour is promoted to Vietnamese Tourists

By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Sunday, April 01 2018 - 21:58 IWST

Mount Merapi (Photo: piknikasik.com)
Mount Merapi (Photo: piknikasik.com)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Hanoi - Yogyakarta Tourism Department is trying to hook tourists from Vietnam by offering tour packages that combine visits to the attractions of Mount Merapi and the coast with cultural tourism.

"We need a unique tourist combination such as" Merapi Lava Tour ", beach tourism including tourist villages to attract foreign tourists, including Vietnamese origin, travel to Yogyakarta," said Head of Tourism Yogyakarta Aris Riyanta to Antara on the sidelines of Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2018 at the Hanoi International Center for Exhibition.

At VITM 2018 which runs from March 29 to April 1, Yogyakarta includes five tourism industry players engaged in travel services bureaus.

"They sell, convince VITM visitors directly or through its network in Vietnam, that the tourist objects in Yogyakarta is very interesting and must be visited because it has its own characteristics," said Aris.

Yogyakarta is intensively developing adventure tourism destination "Merapi Lava Tour" in Kaliurang, right at the foot of Mount Merapi. Merapi Lava Tour invites tourists ride Jeep cars along the former lava flow eruption of Mount Merapi with three short and long routes.

In addition, Yogyakarta has dozens of beautiful white sand beaches in Gunung Kidul area, such as Indrayanti Beach or Pulang Sawal Beach, Drini Beach, and Jogan Beach; as well as developing new tourist destinations to add tourist options.

Aris argues that one of the obstacles of local government in developing accessibility tourism destination.

"Accessibility is important, because for travelers, distance and more efficient time becomes a major factor in making a journey," he said.

In the near future New Yogyakarta International Airport will be built in Kulonprogo and targeted to operate in 2019.

"If it has been operating Kulonprogo Airport has a wide impact for the development of Yogyakarta tourism industry With the efficiency of time then the length of stay of foreign tourists can be longer so that more tourist destinations that can be explored," he said.

Aris targets this year foreign tourists who visit the region can be up to 430 thousand people, an increase compared to the year 2017 which is about 397 thousand people, in 2016 about 350 thousand people.

Currently, the number of foreign tourists visiting Yogyakarta is mostly from the Netherlands (12 percent) followed by Malaysia (10.5 percent), Japan (10 percent), and from the United States, Singapore, Italy, Germany, France, Korea and China less than 10 percent. Special Vietnam tourists, in 2017 is estimated to reach 3,000 people visiting Yogyakarta and is expected to reach about 4,000 to 5,000 people by 2018. (Ant)

News Comment

Today's Industry

Harmawan Student of MBA President University

Rabu, 08 Juli 2020 - 21:05 WIB

Innovate Or Terminate How To Survive The Business in Covid-19 Pandemic

Bring new innovation would bring new customer and new opportunity in business but many businesses are afraid to take a step to make that change. Especially this Covid 19 Pandemic brings many…

Check Point Software Technologies (Images by Acclaim)

Rabu, 08 Juli 2020 - 16:50 WIB

Check Point Infinity SOC Eliminates Alert Overload, Enabling Security Teams to Identify and Block Cyber-Attacks

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has announced the launch of Infinity SOC, which unifies threat prevention, detection,…

Okia Verda S

Rabu, 08 Juli 2020 - 11:15 WIB

The Evolution of Coffee Brewing in Indonesia

Lately coffee has become a growing trend in Indonesia. In ancient times, coffee was a drink that was usually consumed by elder and men alone, which tasted bitter. At that time, the coffee consumed…

An Open Source Audit Digs Into a Codebase to See What’s Inside

Selasa, 07 Juli 2020 - 07:00 WIB

Know your code—and know your stuff!

Open source in a codebase typically results from the collective decisions of individual developers. A developer faced with a gap in functionality might cast about the internet for a “puzzle…

Körber

Sabtu, 04 Juli 2020 - 20:30 WIB

Körber Unveils Next-Generation Sorter for Supply Chain Automation

Körber, the global supply chain technology leader from software to materials handling automation, today unveils the Körber Crossbelt Sorter. The latest addition to Körber’s portfolio empowers…