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Online tourism community GenPi launched in Yogyakarta

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, May 25, 2017  /  11:35 am
Online tourism community GenPi launched in Yogyakarta

Around 50 online communities in Yogyakarta participated in the launching of the Yogyakarta branch of Indonesian Charms Generation (GenPI). (Shutterstock/Chinnapong)

Around 50 online communities in Yogyakarta participated in the launching of the Indonesian Charms Generation (GenPI) Yogyakarta branch, making it the 10th GenPi community in Indonesia.

Attending the event were representatives from GenPI Aceh, GenPI West Sumatra, GenPI East Sumatra, GenPI West Java, GenPI Lombok and GenPI Maluku.

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Also in attendance was the head of the Yogyakarta Tourism Agency, Aris Riyanta, who said that online communities were important in promoting tourist destinations.

Meanwhile, Don Kardono, a special staff member of the Tourism Ministry's media and communications department, emphasized that GenPI is a volunteer-based community whose members are creative in creating unique promotional content on social media.

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After the launching event, a coordination meeting was held between GenPI Yogyakarta activists and representatives from other GenPI branches. Led by the ministry’s Tourism Marketing Development (BP3N) online media communications head, Titus Haridjati, the meeting discussed starting a universal social media hashtag to be used by everyone.

During the meeting, Titus said that the ministry was always available to assist the GenPI community, “If GenPI wants to hold a photo contest on a particular tourist destination, they can coordinate with us regarding the prize." (kes)

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