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Tourism Up for Massive Year in 2008

Username By Barrie | September 8th, 2007 | Comments 3 Comments »

The Cultural and Tourism Ministry is gearing up to welcome an expected seven million foreign tourists next year as part of the Visit Indonesia Year 2008 program.

“We have held an introductory event, called ‘Gebyar Wisata Nusantara‘, in a number of big cities nationwide to promote the 2008 program,” Tourism ministry business director Winarno Sudjas said Friday.

“We’ve also participated in some tourism expos abroad as part of the promotion.”

According to the Central Statistics Agency data, during the first quarter of 2007, the country saw more than 2 million foreign tourists visit Indonesia from mostly South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Source: Jakarta Post

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3 Responses to “Tourism Up for Massive Year in 2008”

mala@traveling-stories-magazine | September 9th, 2007 at 9:29 am | comment link
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Indonesia is still a top destination for tourists, avian flu and airport security concerns not withstanding.Hope the promotion focuses on easing these fears to attract more tourists.
Mala Mukunda

Barrie | September 9th, 2007 at 8:21 pm | comment link
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Hi Mala,

I think this should be a priority in certain aspects. Unfortunately countries have this nasty habit of posting travel warnings if anybody sneezes in Indonesia!. Indonesia is a magnificent archipelago with a variety of cultures. I agree with you 100%. If it’s okay with you I’d like to link your site here. Very impressive site you have. Congrats.

mala@traveling-stories-magazine | September 11th, 2007 at 8:47 am | comment link
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Hi Barrie,
I contacted They are pleased with the compliment and would appreciate the link from this site.
Mala Mukunda

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