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Jakarta Post

Government prioritizes tourism development in 10 regions

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 6 2016   /  08:45 am

The government will accelerate tourism development by attracting more foreign investors to build infrastructure, accommodation and supporting facilities, particularly in 10 prioritized destinations. “Since we are aiming for 20 million foreign visitors and 275 million trips by domestic tourists by the end of 2019, it has become more important to engage foreign investors in building infrastructure, accommodation and supporting facilities,” said Hiramsyah Thaib, head of the team for the acceleration of development in the 10 prioritized destinations.

The 10 destinations are Borobudur, Central Java; Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara; Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara; Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, East Java; Thousand Islands, Jakarta; Toba, North Sumatra; Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi; Tanjung Lesung, Banten; Morotai, North Maluku; and Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung.

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