The visitors of the Indonesian Pavilion witnessed the attractions and uniqueness of Jember Carnival costumes and there were those who perpetuated them by taking photos and videos via cell phone, and taking pictures with models wearing Jember Carnival costumes, according to Enjay Diana, First Secretary of the Social and Cultural (Pensosbud) Function Implementation of the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow.
Indonesia performed with an 80 m2 pavilion with an open space concept equipped with miniature "Pinisi" boats and Balinese gates.
A barista presents various coffee flavors from several regions of Indonesia. Indonesian coffee which is very well-known in Russia attracts a lot of interest and is invaded by visitors of the exhibition.
As many as 15 Indonesian tourism industry players participated in the exhibition including Pegasus Indonesia Travel, the Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, the Ritz Carlton Bali, Hilton Bali Resort, Melia Bali, Mac Asia Group, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Tiare Cruise, Maya Resort, Grand Hyatt Bali, Intercontinental Bali Resort, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Ayodya Resort Bali and Pacto Ltd. Indonesia.
The trend of increasing Russian tourists to Indonesia in the last three years is a concern and a positive welcome from the Ministry of Tourism and the tourism industry in the country.
Moreover, the government is currently actively promoting 10 new tourist destinations, the New Bali to further optimize Indonesia's tourism potential in various regions. Until now Bali is still a favorite destination for Russian tourists to Indonesia.
The Indonesian Ambassador to Russia and Belarus, M. Wahid Supriyadi, acknowledged that Bali was Indonesia, but Indonesia was not only Bali. This year Indonesia places the top three islands in the category of the 15 Best Islands in the World version of Travel Leisure, namely Lombok in the 3rd place, Bali ranked 2nd and Java in the top position, he said.
At an industrial gathering that was attended by Russian tour operators and travel agents on the sidelines of the Otdykh Leisure. Ambassador Wahid invited them to explore more tourist destinations in Indonesia through Bali as the main gate.
Plans for the direct flight of Russian airline Aeroflot-Rossiya from Moscow to Denpasar, which starts on October 28 until March 30, 2019, received enthusiastic reception from the Indonesian and Russian tourism industry players.
Flight frequency three times a week and competitive prices will further increase the number of Russian tourists to Indonesia.
In addition, the existence of direct flights will certainly encourage the development of other business sectors, such as the potential export of Indonesian tropical fruits and other superior products to the Russian market. (*)