Wego to push post-COVID tourism in Bali with Indonesian Ministry

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Wego, the largest online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy have collaborated to revive tourism to Bali.

Bali, the all-time favorite destination, is welcoming tourists to the new norm. Bali is a country of diverse landforms and has been one of the top honeymoon destinations or holiday spots. It has everything for adventure enthusiasts and the solo traveler in search of tranquility, ranging from waterfalls to nightclubs to treks.

Through Wego’s vast user base in MENA, Indonesia Tourism Board will be able to promote its destination and Bali specifically to drive more bookings. To revive tourism post-COVID, Indonesia has launched an exhibition with the theme “It’s time for Bali”.

To welcome tourists to the country, Bali offers Visa on arrival to 72 countries. Countries from the middle east like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait have also been added to this list. Alongside, other nationalities’ visitors must apply for the B211A Visit Visa for 60 days. The primary purpose of easing travel to Indonesia is to encourage tourism and attract foreign exchange into the country.

Mamoun Hmedan
Mamoun Hmedan
Wego MENA & India

“We are expanding our partnerships to cover more destinations and offer our users more choice. Indonesia and particularly Bali is a hot spot for many travelers, especially from the MENA region. We look forward to working with the Indonesia Tourism Board to bring more travelers to the country.”

Mr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, said that “We’ve been synchronizing or aligning some of our future promotion plans since Bali is still the top of mind of tourists, with a new economic era through digital marketing, it is necessary to innovate in our patterns of promotion. “

Indonesia offers hiking on Java Island, sitting alongside the beach at Gili, or visiting the Tanah Lot Sea temple. From ancient temples to modern bars to breathtaking landscapes, Bali offers a unique combination of diverse experiences at once. The island is perfect for those seeking mental relaxation since it is full of affordable yoga and healing centers. While Bali is a popular tourist destination, it has an equal abundance of Balinese people who preserve the culture and uniqueness of the island.

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