Selasa , 24 Oktober 2017, 05:19 WIB

Travel Association prepare Asian Games tour packages

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Kuto Besak Fort, Palembang, South Sumatra.
Kuto Besak Fort, Palembang, South Sumatra.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALEMBANG -- The South Sumatra Association of the Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies (ASITA) will prepare tour packages to welcome the upcoming Asian Games 2018.

South Sumatra ASITA's Head, Anton Wahyudi, stated in Palembang on Monday that his side will prepare tour packages for the participants of the international sports festival in 2018.

The tour packages will be prepared especially for Palembang since the city, as the capital of South Sumatra, has several tourism attractions, he said.

Anton said the tourism attractions being prepared for the destinations are the Kulo Besak Fort, Al Munawar Village, Kemaro Islands, and various museums.

The tour packages were deemed important, as the international guests attending the event in Palembang will be keen to explore the place they will be competing in.

"Hence, we should utilize the opportunity to promote Palembang's tourism," he said.

Furthermore, thousands of guests from 45 countries later would directly witness Palembang's natural and historical attractions, he added.

Earlier, South Sumatra Government Assistant and Public Welfare Secretary Akhmad Najib remarked that locations in South Sumatra, such as the Musi River with its Ampera Bridge, Al Munawar as a historical village and Siguntang Hills, as well as Palembang, have huge tourism potential..

He stated that with the upcoming international sports event, local tourism should be introduced to the international guests later.

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