F The Jakarta administration is upbeat over its target to earn Rp1.6 trillion from tourism through its “Jakarta Tourism Expo 2009” in a number of regions, including Surabaya, a tourism official said.

“The target is higher than that of last year which was Rp1.5 trillion,” head of the Jakarta Tourism and Culture Service Arief Budhiman said during the launch of “Jakarta Tourism Expo 2009” at the Paragon Hotel here on Thursday.

He said that Jakarta had up to June 2009 earned an income of Rp800 million. The income was expected to increase thanks to the holding of the “Jakarta Food Festival.”

“In order to achieve our target, we actively conducted road-shows in a number of big cities in the country and overseas,” he said. (*)