Emirates will soon fly to Lombok International Airport together with four other Indonesian tourist destinations Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali. This will improve Lombok accessibility to Emirates’ international flights network. This plan was part of an MoU has been signed between the Indonesian Tourism Ministry and the Emirates Airlines recently.
“Lombok and Indonesia has become a popular destination for global tour operators at the Arabian Travel Market Dubai 2016. Al Rais Travel Group and Institute, for an example, has put Indonesia in their tour packages together with Malaysia and Thailand,” Riyanto Sofyan, Chairman of Indonesia Halal Tourism Development Acceleration Team said in a press statement recently.
Indonesia’s well positioned as world halal and family friendly destinations has attracted tour operators to market Indonesia tour package to Muslim travelers in the Middle East, he added.
Another major global tour operator Mannai Group of Qatar will also participate in bringing tourists from Qatar and Middle East to Indonesia by promoting Indonesia as family friendly destination. The Indonesian government also inked cooperation with Halal Croatia to develop an inbound package to Indonesia as halal friendly destination.
“These are parts of our efforts to promote Indonesia as leading global halal destination. As kick off, we will do a PR and familiarization trip involving media from the Middle East in May to Lombok, West Sumatera, Aceh, West Java and Jakarta,” he added.
Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai. With a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, we currently fly to over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world, and our network is expanding constantly. Over 1,500 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents. In recent years, Emirates has made numerous significant announcements regarding the future of its already state-of-the-art fleet.(LI/KM)

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