Minister of Tourism: Asian Games 2018, Has Positive Impacts for Indonesian Tourism

By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Monday, May 14 2018 - 21:32 IWST

Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta, Sandiaga S Uno predicts economic growth in Jakarta will grow 6.22 percent with the Asian Games 2018, compared to the national economic growth of only 5.1 percent throughout 2017.
Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta, Sandiaga S Uno predicts economic growth in Jakarta will grow 6.22 percent with the Asian Games 2018, compared to the national economic growth of only 5.1 percent throughout 2017. - Jakarta - The Asian Games event which will be held on August 18 - September 2, 2018 becomes a good opportunity for Indonesia, the article of the international sports event is expected to increase the visit of foreign tourists to Indonesia.

"The implementation of the Asian Games international sports event also has direct and indirect impacts that contribute to tourism. The direct impact is the increase of foreign tourists visit, the development of infrastructure, and the improvement of the economy, while the indirect impact of high value media, the name of Indonesia will be the spotlight around 200 countries that aired the 2018 Asian Games, "said Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, quoted from page facebook Kemenpar, Jakarta, Monday (14/05/2018).

According to him, media value on the news about the 2018 Asian Games, making the name of Indonesia increasingly recognized by countries in the world.

"Media Value Asian Games is so high that Indonesia's tourism will be more hits because of this great sport event," he added.

Utilizing the moment of the Asian Games 2018, Sunday (13/5/2018), held 18th Parade Asian Games 2018 held around Monas, precisely Bundara Monas area through Sarinah Building, Thamrin, then ended in office of Ministry of Communications and Informatics.

This event is held by utilizing 100 days ahead of the Asian Games, exactly 98 days to the biggest Games in Asia. There are 43 groups with total participants reaching 5,000 people. Ministry of Tourism provides support by bringing Jember Fashion Carnaval (JFC) in the parade.

For information, Asian Games 2018 became the second event held by Indonesia. The previous event was the 1962 Asian Games. At that time, Indonesia for the first time became runner up. Asian Games 1962 followed by 24 countries and 3,000 participants. However, the era has changed. Asian Games 2018 followed 45 countries and involved 18,000 people.

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