Guangzhou, China (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Ministry of Tourism held a tourism exhibition on 13-14 October in Guangzhou to attract Chinese tourists to visit Indonesia.

"This is our effort to convince them to visit and revisit Indonesia," Vice Director of International Marketing Communications of the ministry, Erwita Dianti said here on Sunday (14/10).

She said the ministry does not set a certain target from the event which held together with seven tourism agencies in the capital of Guangdong Province. "Our main goal is 2.6 millions Chinese tourists during 2018," she added.

The tourism promotion event, she pointed out, was held to recover Chinese tourists` confidence regarding to the situation in Indonesia after several earthquakes shook Lombok and central Sulawesi. The disasters have affected on the number of Chinese tourists who visit Indonesia.

The number of Chinese tourists visiting Indonesia in August 2018 reach only 215,200 people or decline 1.5 percent from the same month in 2017 which reach 230,800 people.

The exhibition took place at one of shopping centers in Guangzhou and was opened by Indonesian General Consulate in the city, Gustanto. The exhibition held by the Tourism Ministry offered various travel packages to Bali and Manado and showed traditional dances and songs.

The Indonesian government revised the target for China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan`s tourists from three millions to 2.6 millions after the earthquakes in Lombok.

Editing by Noviandi Helmy

Reporter: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
Editor: Otniel Tamindael
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