Lombok City in Indonesia to open new dimensions for Korean travelers

Lombok, Indonesia – The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will hold the Tourism Capacity Building Workshop together with the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia under the theme of ‘Lombok: Opening New Dimensions for Korean Travelers’ in Lombok, Indonesia on 12 January 2017. The Workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of Indonesian tourism professionals as well as to support the development of Indonesian tourism industry, helping to provide demand-driven tourism products and services to Korean travelers.

Kim Young-sun, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre and former Ambassador to Indonesia (2011-2014), noted, “A growing number of Korean tourists travel to Lombok, which was designated as 12 destinations of Wonders by Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia. I hope this Workshop would serve as a platform not only for the tourism professionals in Lombok to enhance their competitiveness but also for the Korean tourists to discover and better understand Lombok as an attractive tourism destination in Indonesia.”

On the Workshop, Korean tourism experts will give lectures on strategies to make Lombok as an attractive destination for Koreans to approximately 100 tourism professionals from both private and public sectors. In addition, participants will be able to gain information on the characteristics and needs of Korean tourists and their changing trends through lectures. Prior to the Workshop, discussion among Korean speakers and policy-makers from both public and private sector in Lombok, including Deputy Minister for International Marketing, Deputy Minister from the Ministry of Tourism, Director for Regional Culture, Tourism from the West Nusa Tenggara Province and Deputy Chief of Mission from Embassy of Republic of Indonesia to Korea will take place to build network and explore joint collaboration possibilities between the two countries.

Lombok is No. 2 Indonesian holiday destination to Korean travelers after Bali. A total of 11,105 Korean tourists visited the City in 2015. As there is a noticeable demand for diversified tourism patterns from Korean travelers, Lombok which possesses a variety of tourist attractions for family, honeymoon, and MICE, has high potentials to meet the current demands of the Korean travelers.