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Persistence pays off for website creators

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 27 2008   /  11:06 am

Many tourism web portal managers will attest that maintaining a portal about Bali, one of the world's more popular tourist destinations, is not an easy task, but they all agree on one thing: Persistence is the key. Consider John M. Daniels, 55, who manages Balidiscovery.com. Aside from providing links to recommended hotels and restaurants, John manages a weekly newsletter on the ins and outs of Bali. It was the newsletter that drove the popularity of his portal, which he defined as a spontaneous move that was born out of a crisis, he said. His original intention -- when he began writing about Bali in the late 1990s -- was only to clear up some rumors about the haze on Sumatra Island that had affected the neighboring countries of Malaysia and Thailand. His U.S. colleagues had thought the haze had reached all the way to Bali. John, who has been in the Bali tourism sector for th...