Indonesia aims to attract up to 1.5 mln Chinese tourists in 2024

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JAKARTA, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government targets to attract 1 to 1.5 million arrivals of tourists from China in 2024, local media reported Sunday.

"Last year, young people dominated the number of Chinese tourists, around 65 percent. They spend long stays, around 5 to 7 days, and prefer adventurous activities, nature and cultures," said Wisnu Sindhutrisno, Director of Regional Tourism Marketing from Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, in Bali on Saturday.

"They arrive here not only in peak season, but also in low season. The arrival of these tourists is expected to provide equitable distribution of tourism benefits in Indonesia," he added.

He said that as an attempt to reach the 2024 target, the government prioritized promoting programs to China that related to villages, homestays, and several destinations managed by communities in villages.

"In Yogyakarta, for example, we have chocolate making [industries] and buffalo bathing [activities]. We want to invite them to experience these tourism activities," Sindhutrisno said, adding that the tourism promotion to the Chinese government would be strengthened.

Currently there are 13 airlines that have opened direct flights from China to Indonesia and returns.

The Indonesian government has pledged to work with several major tourism industry players in China to increase tourist arrivals and improve air transport connectivity. Enditem

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