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Jakarta Post

ASEAN citizens will get hotel discounts in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Sat, February 21 2009   /  10:48 am

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism plans to intensify its promotional campaigns targeting the Southeast Asian market, including a special ASEAN discount program. “The details on the program will be discussed at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in March,” the ministry’s marketing directorate general Sapta Nirwandar said on Friday. “One of proposed programs is to have hotel discounts effective among ASEAN nations. This means if tourists can prove they are citizens of an ASEAN nation, they will automatically get a special discount,” he added. Sapta said that the hotel discount program had not yet been officially agreed by the ASEAN nations. “But the Indonesian and Malaysian governments have planned to try the program on a voluntary basis.” Sapta said that the ASEAN market could play a key role in maintaining...