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India and Indonesia strengthen tourism ties

India and Indonesia strengthen tourism ties

Obviously encouraged by the response to the sales mission to Mumbai and Delhi in India, Indonesia plans to have similar events in Pune and Ahmedabad in August of this year. India and Indonesia have long had ties with one another.

Travel agents, tourist attractions, plus Garuda Indonesia airline took part in the February 10-13 events, where officials and operators interacted with Indian operators, who showed keen interest in promoting Indonesia in India because of old ties, new products, and now better connectivity, with Garuda Indonesia’s direct flights from Mumbai to Jakarta.

Neeta Shamdsani Malhotra of the popular large Queen’s cuisine, said that the response to the ever-growing network chain in Indonesia and other countries was very good. She said they were catering to very specific requirements as well, such as exclusive dinners on the beach or even on the sea. Queen’s has a strong presence in Indonesia and in Singapore, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia.

She said that one of their unique selling points was a sit-down dinner enjoyed on the floor in the royal Nawabi style at locations convenient to guests. They also cater to Jain, Gujarati, and other dietary needs.

David Roberts, Director of the Mahamaya Boutique Resort in Gili Meno, Lombok, said that there was much interest in his property in the Indian market. Similar views were expressed by Bali Tropic Resort and Spa Director Gusti Sudiarsa and N.Susrama, Managing Director of Exotic Bali Destination.

Garuda Indonesia plans to start Delhi flights soon, this correspondent learned, which will further boost traffic.

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