Indonesia formally introduces 5 super-priority tourism destinations

  • The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry formally introduced Indonesia’s five super-priority tourism destinations to 43 international journalists attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2020 in Brunei Darussalam.
  • This is the first time Indonesia introduced the five destinations to international journalists in a formal international business-to-business event.
  • The government is developing the five super-priority destinations as a part of its efforts to make the tourism industry one of the new drivers of economic growth.
  • The destinations are Toba Lake in North Sumatra, Borobudur in Central Java, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara and Likupang in North Sulawesi.
  • Rizki Handayani, one of the ministry’s marketing deputies, added that currently a number of infrastructure developments were being carried out at the five destinations.
  • One of the government’s main agenda items in 2020 is to complete basic infrastructure development in the five destinations. The Public Works and Housing Ministry has a IDR7.8tr budget for infrastructure development in the new Balis.
  • The developments are to focus on improving connectivity, water resource facilities and other supporting facilities at the destinations.

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