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Jakarta Post

Boosting tourism through clean toilets

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 12 2011   /  10:00 am

Increased tourism starts with clean toilets.

The 2011 World Toilet Summit in China last month ended with the revelation that the key to increasing tourist arrivals lies in the availability of clean and proper public toilets.
New: One example of clean and modern restroom design are these bathrooms in China. Courtesy of Naning AdiwosoThe participants at the 11th World Toilet Summit agreed that spectacular scenery and aggressive tourism campaigns were not enough to draw tourists, emphasizing that a country also needs to provide good public toilets in order to attract visitors.

A group of speakers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology concluded their presentation at the summit by noting that toilets are an indispensable service and serve as a key measure for improving tourist attractions and enhancing their charm.

With “Toilet Civilization: Health, Tou...