THE RECENT spate of riots in the UK has seemingly had little impact on traffic to and from Indonesia.
Association of the Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies (ASITA) Jakarta chapter vice chairman, Rudiana, said: “The interest for UK continues to be big, even though the tours include London and Manchester (two of the locations where riots occurred).
“We have not heard of any cancellations in relation to the riots thus far.”
Rudiana, who is also director of sales and marketing of WITA Tours, added that his company had five groups due to depart for the UK during the upcoming Hari Raya peak holiday season.
Panorama Tours Indonesia managing director Leisure Travel Management, Meity Monica Lukito, said: “We have four groups, 30 pax each, taking mono Britain packages, and 20 groups of 25-35 people each touring Western Europe including London; all are on.”
Meanwhile, Pacific World Nusantara (PWN) Bali and Bali Tours & Travel reported business as usual for inbound traffic from the UK.
PWN regional country manager, Ida Bagus Lolec, said: “Booking patterns are normal and we haven’t noticed any unusual cancellations.”
Source : ttgasia.com, 15 July 2011
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