How Big Impact on Tourism Sector Indonesia on visit of King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (C) walks with Indonesia President Joko Widodo as he arrives at Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Visit of the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulazis Al Saud and his entourage, which consisted of princes, ministers and some trade delegation will visit several regions in Indonesia in the political and trade cooperation, became Indonesia news today.

This visit is a return visit, which has a goal to increase bilateral relations between countries. King Salman and his entourage will be in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, for three days, then after going to Bali from Jakarta to enjoy the panoramic beauty of Bali until March 9, 2017.

According to some tourism analysts, the coming King Salman along with his entourage could also help promote tourist destinations in Indonesia, as part of the attraction of tourists.

Expectations of some officials in Indonesia visit of the King of Saudi Arabia in the future could continue to improve the cooperation between countries. Both in the field of trade is also in the field of tourism in general.

Based on data from the statistics authority, visits of tourists from Saudi Arabia in January 2017 was recorded in the amount of 14 340 people. This number has gone up compared to December last year, which only reached 8221 visits.

However, that position is not at all could become a benchmark of tourist arrivals in Saudi Arabia to Indonesia. Therefore, the rating of the country to be increased only occurs on the eve of the month of fasting, Eid, and Hajj seasons. Therefore the Indonesian tourism promotions must remain intensively carried out in major cities in Saudi Arabia.

On this occasion, officials in Indonesia, claimed not calculate exactly how much impact the arrival of Raja Salman on the economy. However, the tourism sector is believed to be stretched because of the arrival of King Salman.

One of the government’s attempt to increase state revenues through foreign exchange is through the tourism sector. Therefore, the development of this sector, even into things that should be prioritized by the policy makers. Hopefully, by the visit of King Salman could boost state revenues in the tourism sector.

Therefore, strengthening the tourism sector should be a core business for Indonesia, so that this country can compete in the global economy among other countries in the world. Because in the tourism sector, Indonesia has many tourist spots that are world-class can be offered.

Hence the hope that the government can prioritize its budget in the tourism sector, including the provision of infrastructure such as the feasibility of an international class airport, in order to meet the logical consequence. With the airport, especially in places world-class tourism, will facilitate the access of tourists to visit.

If to consumption, estimates affect ordinary. The impact on tourism. Therefore, Indonesia also hopes Saudi Arabia could make Indonesia a reference to the Middle East. This can be a multiplier effect for the tourism sector. May the nation’s expectations with the arrival of Raja Salman premises could be a real hope for the future of Indonesian tourism.