Denpasar (ANTARA News) - A Chinese company in Guangzhou, Dong Fang International Travel Service Co. Ltd , has offered to cooperate in tourism promotion with Badung district in the Indonesian island resort of Bali, a local official said.
Badung district chief AA Gde Agung spoke about the offer after receiving a visiting team from the Dong Fang International Travel Service led by the company`s vice general manager, Lin Die Liang.
At the meeting. Gde Agung thanked the Chinese company team for the offer and proposed that the Chinese company help the Badung district administration in opening an information network on Bali tourism in general and in Badung district in particular.
"We are ready to cooperate with the Dong Fang Group in tourism promotion as part of our efforts to make more Chinese tourists come to Bali," Gde Agung said.
He said up to August this year, a total of 12,000 Chinese tourists had come to Bali and expressed hope that through the cooperation with the Chinese travel agency, the number would increase in the coming years.
Meanwhile, Lin Die Liang said Guangzhou was one of three major Chinese cities which were geographically only separated from Bali by a relatively short distance.
She said tourists from Guangzhou preferred to visit Badung district in Bali because it had various tourist objects boasting international standard facilities.
"However, many people in Guangzhou still do not know about the beauty of many things in Bali but through the proposed cooperation in tourism promotion it is hoped this will change and more Guangzhou residents will be prompted to visit Bali," Lin Die Liang said.
She also invited the Badung district head to visit Guangzhou and directly introduce his district`s tourist potentials to Chinese people.
"We are prepared to facilitate the presence of the Badung district head in Guangzhou to give tourist information about Bali," Lin Die Liang said. (*)