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Indonesia participates in UNWTO Award-Tourism Video Competition


Pesona Indonesia

Jakarta | Fri, September 8, 2017 | 04:01 pm
Indonesia participates in UNWTO Award-Tourism Video Competition

Colorful corals compete for space to grow on a shallow reef in Wakatobi National Park in Southeast Sulawesi. (Shutterstock/File)

Indonesia's participation at the UNWTO (United Nation World Tourism Organization) Award-Tourism Video Competition is gaining a lot of support from home.

Following the support from Batam View Beach Resort's 200 staff members who voted for Indonesia in the competition, recently dangdut singer Fitri Carlina announced that she too has voted for Indonesia. 

“The first time I saw [the video], I think it was really wonderful,” she said.

Fitri also encouraged her fans to vote for the video.

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya expressed his appreciation for the public who help promote Wonderful Indonesia to the world.

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“There are only four steps [to vote]. First, go to then enter your name and email. Click on Indonesia as your favorite video and submit it. I’ve tried it, it’s very easy and doesn’t take that much time,” said Arief.

The competition is held to commemorate the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly that will take place in Chengdu, China, this September.

The Wonderful Indonesia video showcases several popular Indonesian destinations, such as Yogyakarta, Bali, Raja Ampat, Sembalun in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Gili Trawangan and Wakatobi, as well as cultural elements like batik and Balinese dance.

Apart from voting, the public can also contribute by sharing the video on their social media account using hashtag #UNWTOGAChina. (kes)