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Indonesia Develops 16 Priority Destinations

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 at 09:19 | Views: 3538

Indonesia Develops 16 Priority Destinations

Among Indonesia’s hundreds of attractions, the government has identified 16 priority destinations to be developed in the coming years, said Minister for Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu recently.
The 16 destinations include   Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Pangandaran in West Java, the BorobudurPrambanan areas in Central Java and Yogya-Sleman in Yogyakarta, the Bromo- TenggerSemeru area in East Java, Lombok and the  Rinjani volcano, Flores in East Nusatenggara, Wakatobi in South East Sulawesi,  Toraja in South Sulawesi,  Derawan islands in East Kalimantan, besides Pulau Weh in Aceh,  the Togean islands in Central Sulawesi, the Thousand Islands and Old Batavia, both in Jakarta., and Bali’s southern and northern coasts, as well as around Mount Batur
“As a short-term plan, we have picked 16 out of 80 locations as pilot projects on how to manage the tourism sector comprehensively and coordinate with other sectors such as the Public Works Ministry, Transportation Ministry and local governments. The biggest challenge is collaboration with local government. The most extreme case is Lake Toba in North Sumatra because 10 regencies and cities are involved. 
In Flores, eight regencies have to team up to develop the island, including Komodo. Improving tourist locations is very difficult if there is no collaboration with locals. This is the real challenge. 
Our target is not only to increase the number of tourists visiting our country, but to inspire good quality tourism and make them stay here longer. 
Moreover, we need to relate the development of tourist attractions to special interest tourism such as cruise ships, and MICE [meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions].
Source: the Jakarta Post

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kleden yohanes

Posted on 25 Jul 2012 at 07:48

Sbg org Flores, sy bangga. Jujur, klw 3A-nya pariwisata, Flores tdk bs dikomparasikan dengan Bali atau destinasi par lain di Indonesia. Tp klasifikasi daya tarik (Attraction) Flores,sungguh luar biasa. Ibarat seorg gadis, Flores blm...

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