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Riau Islands second-most-visited destination for tourists

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam, Riau Islands   /   Sat, January 18 2020   /  12:37 am
Geotourism: Tourists take pictures on granite bedrock at Alif Stone Park in Sepempang village, Natuna regency, Riau Islands on Monday. The park is one of the nine national geoparks in the province. The others are in Senubing, Bamak Beach, Tanjung Datuk, Batu Kasah, Akar Island, Setanai Island, Mount Ranai and on Senua Island. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)(Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Geotourism: Tourists take pictures on granite bedrock at Alif Stone Park in Sepempang village, Natuna regency, Riau Islands on Monday. The park is one of the nine national geoparks in the province. The others are in Senubing, Bamak Beach, Tanjung Datuk, Batu Kasah, Akar Island, Setanai Island, Mount Ranai and on Senua Island. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)Riau Islands ranked second after Bali as Indonesia’s most-visited destination for foreign tourists with over 2.5 million international visitors in 2019, making it one of the most crucial hubs for the government’s ongoing efforts to bolster tourism in cross-border regions.Riau Islands acting governor Isdianto said the total number of foreign visitors recorded last year surpassed the target of 2.3 million originally established in the Regional Mid-Term Development Plan (RPJMD).“I am optimistic that tourism will count among the main sour...