Majestic: A young Balinese man passes the courtyard of Penataran Agung temple on the slopes of Mt. Lempuyang with the peak of Mt. Agung visible in the distance. (JP/Lukman SB)
State-run Bali Institute of Tourism (STP Bali) was crowned as the winner of Tourism Business Ideas 2017 competition, beating over 72 participants from all across Indonesia.
STP Bali brought up the theme of Agrorange Kintamani to the competition.
“The total number of participants was 72 and the top 10 finalists were three groups from STP Bali, two groups from STP NHI Bandung, two groups from Akpar Medan, one group from Poltekpar Makassar, one group from Poltekpar Palembang and one group from Poltekpar Lombok,” explained the Tourism Ministry's tourism development deputy Ahman Sya.
The competition was initiated by six tourism colleges namely STP NHI Bandung, STP Bali, Akpar Medan, Makassar, Palembang and Lombok Tourism Polytechnics with School of Business and Management ITB. These schools have signed up a partnership deal that lasts from 2017 until 2019.
The main theme of the competition was Tourism Village, Service Business and Creative Products that Support Local Tourism.
“The final round was held at Golden Palace Hotel Mataram. The three winners were given cash prizes for development,” Ahman added. (asw)