China's Guizhou province conducted a tourism promotion event on Tuesday, seeking to grab more visitors from Indonesia to visit the southwestern mountainous province.
Taking a venue in a lavish hotel, the event was featured with Guizhou traditional dance performances and video display on best destinations in the province.
Besides promoting destinations in the Chinese province to potential Indonesian visitors, the event was also aimed at further promoting China-Indonesia cooperation in tourism sector, Secretary General of the Government of Guizhou province Ren Xiangsheng said.
The number of visitors from Indonesia to Guizhou province has grown 21.1 percent to around 12,800 last year. We received around 1 million foreign visitors last year, Ren said in his remarks in the event entitled 2017 China Guizhou Global Promotion.
As part of efforts to expand arrivals of visitors from Indonesia to Guizhou, he said that direct flights serving the province's capital of Guiyang to Indonesia's Bali and Bintan have been planned.
He added that the promotion events were held at the right moment as 2017 has been set as year of China-ASEAN tourism cooperation.
China and ASEAN have different tour destination resources that we can complement to each other, he said.
Ren said Guizhou offers enormously beautiful natural sceneries featured with mountains, pristine landmark forest, lakes, canyons, waterfalls, caves and hot springs.
Efforts to expand hot spring attraction were now carried out by the provincial government with new hot spring sites increasingly found in the province's counties, he added.
The province hosts large numbers of China's diverse ethnic groups with each of them having their own culture and traditions, potential sources for the nation's tourism sector.
Director for Asia Pacific Tourism at Indonesian tourism ministry Vincentius Jemadu greatly welcomed the event, saying that it would further expand people-to-people contact between Indonesia and China and expand tourism sector of both nations.
We hope travel agents from Guizhou and Indonesia would team up together to further promote and boost arrivals of visitors in the respective areas, he said.