Pesawat tipe B738 Xiamen Airlines. (Image: Ist.)

Pesawat tipe B738 Xiamen Airlines. (Image: Ist.)

Bagaimana media di Tiongkok  memberitakan kegiatan promosi Jakarta sebagai destinassi wisata, tampak antara lain di www.whatsonxiamen.com . Ditulisnya pada 25-8-2014 begini : “The Tourism and Culture Office of Jakarta recently held an introduction meeting of its tourism resources in Xiamen. According to the meeting, the main goal was to encourage more Xiamen tourists to visit Jakarta. The city has added 800 special buses to loosen traffic pressure and 100 tourism buses to provide free services to tourists. 

The Jakarta government is trying to cooperate more with Xiamen’s travel agencies. According to Xiamen China Travel Service, they will launch a 5-7 day Xiamen-Jakarta tour program that costs RMB 5,000 to RMB 7,000 per person, and they will add more travel routes in the near future.

XiamenAir opened a flight to Jakarta last year, and it will add a new flight departing from Tianjin, stopping in Xiamen, and finally arriving in Jakarta every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Jakarta is the capital and largest city in Indonesia, located in the northwest of the island of Java. Jakarta is the country’s economic, cultural and political centre and the most populous city not only in Indonesia but in all of Southeast Asia.”

Dinas Pariwisata dan Kebudayaan (Disparbud) DKI Jakarta berangkat ke Tiongkok menyelenggarakan  Jakarta Road Show 2014 di Xiamen, Cina, mempromosikan destinassi Jakarta dengan tema  Enjoy Jakarta pada 20-21 Agustus 2014.

Di Jakarta kemudian diberitakan, Kepala Bidang Promosi Disparbud DKI Jakarta Cucu Ahmad Kurnia hanya menyebutkan bahwa pada 2013 lalu, jumlah wisatawan domestik yang mengunjungi Jakarta mencapai 31 juta orang dan wisman sebanyak 2,3 juta orang. Jumlah penumpang penerbangan langsung dari beberapa kota besar di Tiongkok, di antaranya Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shang Hai dan Xiamen ke Indonesia cukup besar.

Di ibukota ini tersedia sebanyak 1.257 tempat hiburan dan rekreasi yang siap memberikan pengalaman keceriaan bagi wisatawan domestik maupun mancanegara. Kegiatan Jakarta Road Show 2014 itu diharapkan membangun kemitraan bisnis antara pelaku industri pariwisata di Jakarta dengan biro perjalanan wisata di Xiamen maupun kota-kota lain di Tiongkok semakin meningkat.  ***