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Diaspora promises to promote '10 New Balis'

  • Agnes Anya
    Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, August 14, 2019   /  11:39 am
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The surrounding highlands afford visitors picturesque views of Lake Toba.(Shutterstock/-)

The Tourism Ministry and the Indonesian Diaspora Network Global (IDN Global) have expressed interest in working together to promote Indonesia’s burgeoning tourist destinations called the 10 New Balis. “Many foreign tourists still only know Bali but not other beautiful places in Indonesia. Some of them do not even know that Bali is part of Indonesia,” said the ministry’s deputy assistant for tourism development, Sigit Wicaksono, during a meeting with the IDN Global in Jakarta on Tuesday. "[Therefore] we hope that members of the diaspora community can contribute to the promotion of Indonesia in the countries they live. We would really appreciate that," he said. The government, under the instruction of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, launched the 10 New Bali program with the aim of developing 10 new tourist destinations other than Bali ...