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Jakarta Post

Indonesia has yet to tap its cruise industry potential

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 31 2011   /  08:00 am

Indonesia has not tapped the large potential of the cruise ship industry despite its vast maritime resources due to several challenges, an international seminar on cruise development on Monday heard.

The challenges include inadequate conditions, facilities, security and cleanliness at ports and policies, the seminar heard.

“None of the ports in Indonesia is currently of international standard,” cruise management consultant Hugues Lamy said at the seminar organized by the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Lamy said internationally standardized cruise facilities were adapted to the sizes and capacities of cruise ships. The facilities would also cover ports and anchorages in compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), such as tendering, and attractive and clean environments, he added.

Lamy said Indonesia’s policies on immigrat...