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Tourism fails to develop at Baturraden resort: PMPB

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 13 2009   /  01:17 pm

Situated on the slopes of Mt. Slamet, Baturraden has long been known as a holiday destination in Banyumas, Central Java. The town offers beautiful green scenery and attracts both domestic and foreign tourists, especially from the Netherlands. However, those who work in the industry say that tourism has failed to develop because no significant developments have occurred in the region over the last 15 years. "We have an average of 10,000 tourists a year, both domestic and international, but this figure has been the same for 15 years," Tekad Santoso from the Association of the Baturaden Tourism Community (PMPB) told The Jakarta Post on Friday. According to Tekad, the condition motivated the PMPB to initiate the establishment of the Baturraden Tourism Stakeholder Alliance (BTSA), tasked with developing and marketing the resort in order to attract more tourists to the area...