Indonesia participates in International Luxury Travel Market 2017 in Cannes, France (Photo: VITO France / EM)

Indonesia participates in the International Luxury Travel Market 2017 in Cannes, France (Photo: VITO France / EM)

Jakarta, (ITN-IndonesiaTouristNews): Do you realize whether the outlets or services you offer include the luxury? Indonesia also specifically entered the luxury tourist segment now, as indicated among other by introducing and promoting luxury destinations and products in International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) 2017 on 4-7 December 2017 being held at the Palais des Festival, Cannes, France.

Six Indonesian tourism industry players joined the Indonesian booth at ILTM 2017, they are from leading tour operator and hotel / resort. In addition there are also tourism business players from Indonesia who opened the booth independently. The Ministry of Tourism accompany.

Deputy of Tourism International Marketing Development of the Ministry of Tourism I Gde Pitana said, quite a lot of destinations in Indonesia have luxury products such as hotels and resorts. This can be seen from the acknowledgment of readers of Travel + Leisure magazine who named Nihi Sumba Island resort as the best hotel in the world for two consecutive years.

“Indonesia’s participation in ILTM 2017 is to show that Indonesia is one of the world’s luxury destinations,” said Pitana in Jakarta, Tuesday (5/12).

Data at Tourism Ministry Office shows, the number of French tourists visiting Indonesia in the period January to July 2017 reached 144,676 people. This increased 7.20 percent over the same period in 2016 which reached 134,965 tourists.

“Based on the French VITO evaluation, the interest of French citizens to visit Indonesia has grown since the implementation of visa-free policy for up to 30 days. Indonesia even occupies the list of the Top 5 countries that the French want to visit in 2017, “said Nia Niscaya, Assistant Deputy of European, Middle Eastern, American and African Market Development at the Ministry of Tourism.

Luxury travel products in Indonesia are of course not only Nihi Sumba Island Resort on Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara. Some others who have been recognized by international traveler, Resort on Nikoi Island, Kepulaun Riau was chosen as “The Best Private Island Resort 2016” by Conde Nast Traveler readers. Then there is Locavore Restaurant Ubud and Swept Away at The Samaya Ubud which is included in the list of “10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants” and received the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2016. ****