Jakarta. The Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with the Aceh Tourism Agency, promoted the Sail Sabang 2017 event at the Pesona Indonesia Aceh Night at the Lippo Mall in Kuta, Bali, on Saturday (18/11).
Sail Sabang 2017 will be held from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5 on Sabang Island, Aceh, and is expected to be attended by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
Assistant deputy of tourism marketing development communications, Putu Ngurah, said ministry officials have been promoting Sail Sabang for the past five months through advertisements placed on television, websites and social media.
Reza Fahlevi, head of the Aceh Tourism Agency, said he wants to draw foreign tourists to visit Aceh during the event.
"We are introducing activities related to Sail Sabang 2017, as well as various other tourism information in Aceh. The goal is to invite tourists in Bali to come enjoy the beauty of nature and culture in Sabang," he said.
In addition to marine attractions, the event will also present a variety of Aceh’s culinary and art performances, such as Saman Dance, Rapai Geleng and traditional poems and songs.
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said Sail Sabang 2017 will help increase foreign tourist arrivals in Sabang.