CANBERRA – The president and managing director, international operations, of Wyndham Vacation Clubs, Barry Robinson, has taken the opportunity to discuss the company’s expansion in Indonesia with the highest authority in the land – President ‘Joko’ Widodo.
The country is also investing heavily in infrastructure and promoting its lesser known tourism destinations to take the environmental pressure off over-visited destinations.
Mr Robinson met the president, Australian politicians and other business leaders at a CEO roundtable in Canberra.
Mr Robinson was one of only seven company leaders invited to update President Widodo on their growing presence in Indonesia.
Wyndham Destinations currently manages 12 resorts and hotels across Indonesia in Jakarta, Lombok, Palembang, Surabaya, Solo and Bali.
It also operates two vacation clubs in the region, Club Wyndham Asia and Club Wyndham South Pacific. It has a holiday preview centre for both clubs located in Bali and a Club Wyndham Asia service centre positioned in Jakarta.
Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali
“Indonesia is the third largest travel and tourism economy in South-east Asia with a fast-growing middle class. This makes it a very important market for us," Mr Robinson said.
“The country is also investing heavily in infrastructure and promoting its lesser known tourism destinations to take the environmental pressure off over-visited destinations.”
A business arm of hospitality giant, Wyndham Destinations, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific's management subsidiaries oversee a collection of 70 hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific, some of which are mixed-use developments where Wyndham Destinations holds an owning interest.
The company's managed portfolio embraces the brands of Wyndham Grand, Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, Ramada by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham, Days Inn by Wyndham and Sundance Resort brands.