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​Tourism WA has appointed a new staff member to help promote Western Australia in Indonesia.

​Stanly Mangindaan will take up the role of Country Manager from Monday, 24 August.

His role includes developing cooperative marketing partnerships with travel agents and airlines, as well as implementing marketing campaigns aimed at the travelling Indonesian public.

Mr Mangindaan will also look for opportunities to align Tourism WA’s activities with the Perth Convention Bureau, the Department of State Development and Study Perth to capitalise on convention, trade and educational opportunities.

Tourism WA’s Director of International Marketing, Kelsie Johnston, said it’s an important job in an important market.

“Indonesia is WA’s eighth largest source market by visitor numbers and tenth by visitor spend,” Ms Johnston said.

“In the 12 months to March 2015, 28,100 Indonesian visitors came to WA and spent an estimated $68 million.”

Ms Johnston said Indonesia has a rapidly emerging middle class that is keen to travel and WA is poised to take full of advantage of that.

“Our research shows WA has what the Indonesian traveller wants - a quick, direct flight; a similar time zone; clean air; blue skies; fresh, clean produce and; an abundance of natural, unspoilt attractions.”

Mr Mangindaan has more than a decade of experience in marketing, including positions with Qatar Airways and Toshiba. More recently he has headed up Air Asia Expedia, a joint venture between AirAsiaGo.com and Expedia.com in the Asia Pacific. 

Mr Mangindaan will undertake an induction program in Perth, including meetings with key industry members, before starting his role in the WA trade office in Jakarta.

Tourism WA would like to thank Faridah Ibrahim for her hard work in the role since July 2011.

Last Reviewed: 2016-11-07