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Ecotourism imperative for sector development

Jakarta | Mon, March 13, 2017 | 10:31 am
Ecotourism imperative for sector development Bromo volcano at sunrise in Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java. (Shutterstock/File)

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Indonesia has set itself an ambitious target of attracting 20 million tourists by 2019. In 2016, there were around 12 million foreign tourists so achieving this target seems somewhat of a stretch. Nonetheless, the steady increase in foreign arrivals when seen in conjunction with the growth in domestic tourism highlights the importance of the tourism sector for the Indonesian economy. Already it...

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