Launch of Generation Wonderful Indonesia Chapter Australia in Sydney

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Sydney, 29 September 2018: To increase the number of Australian tourists travelling to Indonesia, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism together with the Indonesian Students Association of Australia (PPIA) launched the Generation of Wonderful Indonesia (GenWI) Chapter Australia on Saturday (29/9) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. 

​Mr. Dono Kardono and several staff members from the Indonesian Ministry ofTourism traveled from Indonesia for the launch, which was attended by roughly 100 members of PPIA from different universities across NSW and the whole of Australia. Mr. Hermanus Dimara from the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney attended the event and delivered remarks on behalf of Indonesian Consul General in Sydney, Heru Subolo.

“Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Ministry of Tourism and PPIA for the launch of this initiative. And secondly, I would like to underline the importance of collaborating with various parties, including but not limited to the Indonesian community in Australia, international students and Australians who are friends of Indonesia” expressed Consul for Information, Social and Culture Hermanus Dimara. “Our office also stands ready to collaborate with PPIA and GenWI Australia to promote Wonderful Indonesia in order to increase the number of Australian tourists to Indonesia” he concluded.

While Indonesia has for many years been Australia’s second most popular travel destination, the Indonesian Government believes that due to the two country’s proximity and with significant promotion, the numbers could be further increased. Through GenWI Australia, the Indonesian Government aims to achieve a target of 20 million international tourists visiting Indonesia by 2019, including Australian tourists.

One of the ways to promote Wonderful Indonesia is through digital media, including social Media. During the event, Mr. Kardono, Media and Communications Officer from the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism delivered a presentation on ‘Wonderful Indonesia”, to the students about marketing and promotional strategies of social medial.

The day concluded with a declaration of GenWI Chapter Australia, a sharing session and group photo. (Media Team (JH)/Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney)