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Jakarta Post

Taman Simalem gets sustainable tourism award

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Mon, December 3, 2018   /   04:24 pm
Taman Simalem gets sustainable tourism award Tourism Minister Arief Yahya (fourth left) poses for a photograph along with Taman Simalem Resort (TSR) general manager Eddy Tanoto (third left), and other winners of the 2018 Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Award (ISTA) in Jakarta, recently. (Courtesy of/Taman Simalem Resort (TSR) )

Taman Simalem Resort (TSR) in Merek district, Karo regency, North Sumatra, has won a 2018 Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Award (ISTA) from the Tourism Ministry.

The resort won the Wonderful Indonesia Tourism Award from the ministry in 2017.

TSR operational director Bernard Tay expressed his appreciation to the local community, the municipal administration, provincial administration and the North Sumatra Tourism Academy for their support. 

Meanwhile, TSR general manager Eddy Tanoto said as the recipient of the ISTA, TSR would be included in a similar competition organized by ASEAN.

Karo Tourism Agency head Mulia Barus congratulated TSR for the award, saying that it  recognized the seriousness of TSR’s management in implementing the principles of sustainable tourism.

Barus said the 200-hectare park had become an international tourist destination (bbn)