Indonesia – Youth organization to help promote tourism in East Java

Generasi Pesona Indonesia (Indonesian Charms Generation) or GenPI is an organization of youth volunteers who aim to promote tourism in their respective localities through social media.

Partnering with the Tourism Ministry, GenPI has established five local chapters across Indonesia.

A sixth to be added to the list is that of East Java, which will make an official debut at the Majapahit Travel Fair 2017 this May.

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“Tourism is the future of this nation and allows Indonesia to compete globally,” said the winner of the 2016 Raki Jatim beauty pageant, Tita Oxa Anggrea. “There are plenty of ideas and concepts to promote local tourism that can be implemented via social media.”

FOR THE BEST GLOBAL HOTEL & FLIGHT BOOKINGS

T. Tahmadi, a member of the ministry’s team tasked with speeding up the development of ten priority destinations, noted how the internet impacted the tourism industry. “Everything is becoming digital nowadays, from searching for information to booking hotels. One of the things Lombok did to win the 2016 World Halal Tourism Awards was to conduct promotions through social media; thus, I encourage everyone to post photos and videos of their tourist destinations on social media.”

Source – TheJakartaPost

Miss Thailand returns to woo Philippine tourists

Thailand’s representative in the Miss Universe pageant last month returned to the Philippines on Saturday to promote her country’s tourism.

Miss Universe Thailand 2016 Chalita Suansane attended the 24th Philippine Travel Agencies Association Travel Expo at the SMX Convention Center as tourism ambassador.

“I’m so glad to be back here again @Philippines,” Chalita wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of her in a black Ralph Lauren suit with a single bag in tow.

“This is for you, @philippines ????. I love you. Thank You to so many all over for the support me. I wanted to make you smile at Philippines,” she added in a separate post of selfie with fans.

Chalita, who won online Miss Universe voting earning her a spot in the Top 13, earlier made headlines after arriving in the country with 17 suitcases.

She made it to the top six of the competition.

Source: TheNation