Jakarta. The Ministry of Tourism is now at full speed to promote Indonesia's tourism abroad, also in the niche markets such as golf tourism.
After successful promotional activities of Golf Indonesia at Jinghua Golf Club in Beijing on April 6, the ministry will hold Sales Mission Golf in Seoul on May 24.
Deputy minister for foreign marketing I Gde Pitana said that the Seoul event will see five key players in Indonesia's golf industry, who will meet with 80 Korean tourism stakeholders.
As the event in China produced an estimated transaction of $667,781 (Rp 8.5 billion), the ministry expects its South Korean edition to be also successful.
"We will repeat this success in South Korea," said Pitana, adding that golf is one of Indonesia's key potentials to attract foreign visitors.
"Golfers spend $6,000 per visit on average, which is six times more than what regular foreign tourists spend," he said.
Indonesia has to offer 114 international golf courses with extraordinary landscapes.
"Almost every kind of golf attraction is available in Indonesia. Back in the days, people even played night golf with fluorescent balls ... So, do come to enjoy your golfing experience in Indonesia," Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said.