Therefore the Mayor hopes that this event can become one of the icons of tourism in the city of Medan that can attract local and foreign tourists with Medan tour package
. Especially in this year, the Gemes are displayed at Maimun Palace, which is one of the icons of pride in Medan. Even though in the first and second editions, Gems were always held at Merdeka Square in Medan.
In addition to the four allied countries, Gemes 2018 is also followed by neighboring provinces such as Nanggroe Aceh Darusalam (NAD). DKI Jakarta, Jambi, Bengkulu, Palembang and Riau.Then a number of areas in North Sumatra including Deli Serdang, Serdang Bedagai, Binjai, Tebing Tinggi, Langkat Binjai, Asahan, Batubara, Sibolga, Tanjung Balai, Labuhan Batu Utara and Kota Medan.
As a form of expressing appreciation and gratitude for their participation, the Mayor also gave souvenirs to all participants' representatives. While the art and dance performances that were performed included Malay colossal dance, Medan Songket fashion show, workshops and performances with Ahoy Dance alternately. This programs of course helping many travel agent Medan
to get more customers or guest to visit Medan city with their travel.
for example, Bintan travel. as one of the trusted and experienced travel agents in Medan. This travel is greatly helped by the government program to increase tourists who come to the city of Medan. Thus the city of Medan will be better known by tourists.Because even indeed the city of Medan especially North Sumatra with various kinds of tourist destinations. Starting from the city to the forest and other natural attractions it is very suitable to be promoted on the world stage.
"In addition to promoting Malay arts and dance, we hope that the Gemes event will be able to support tourism in Medan ," the Mayor hoped. One of the travel provides many tour in Medan is Bintan Medan tour
. In addition to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, the Gemes event was also attended by Malaysian Consul General, Medan Forkominda elements, Medan City Secretary Ir Wiriya Al Rahman, Deli Raja Deli Tengku Hamdy Osman Deli Khantokoh community, OPD meeting in Pemko Medan, sub-district and village heads.
Previously, Medan City Tourism Head Agus Suriono explained in his report that the purpose of holding Gemes as a publication was to attract local and foreign tourists by carrying out Malay arts and culture that had the strength of the geographical and historical side of Medan in the past.
"Besides that, Art and Malay culture are rich in moral values, we will instill it in the community, especially the younger generation so that they have sufficient provisions to protect themselves from the negative influences of foreign cultures. Besides that we also want Malay art and culture as an ancestral heritage to be a host in our own country. But the most favourite is still Sumatra tours