Jakarta. The Ministry of Tourism promoted the 2017 Sail Sabang at two yacht clubs in Phuket, Thailand, on Oct. 22.
The promotional event was held in Yacht Phuket Club and Yacht Phuket Haven.
"We will do anything to attract yachters in Phuket to join the 2017 Sail Sabang, which will take place from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5," Marsetio, the ministry's adviser for marine tourism, said in a statement on Tuesday (24/10).
Besides the promotional activities, the ministry also seeks to create business opportunities in three marine tourist locations, Phuket, Langkawi in Malaysia and Sabang in Aceh, which will be labeled as a "golden triangle."
Similar events will be held in Langkawi on Nov. 9 and Pangkor on Nov. 11.
Sail Sabang is part of Sail Indonesia that has been held since 2000. There are dozens of activities planned for the event, including International Yacht Rally, Sabang Fun Bike, Sabang Underwater Photo Contest, Sabang City Tour, Banda Aceh City Tour and Free Diving Competition.