Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017
In world tourism ranking, Indonesian Tourism went up from the 50th to the 42nd spot. According to the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA), all strategies and policies implemented by the country’s tourism ministry are on the right track.
According to Asnawi Bahar, general head of ASITA, “This is a sign that Indonesian tourism will increase. It’s something to be grateful for and needs to be maintained by all Pentahelix, ABCGM (academia, business, community, government and media) components. I salute President [Joko] “Jokowi” [Widodo] and Tourism Minister Arief Yahya’s commitment to this issue and believe that our tourism will grow with the Indonesian people.”
Bahar said that he believes that the Indonesian government’s effort to push the tourism sector in a vast and comprehensive way is for the betterment of the country’s tourism sector. Bahar added, “Social media complaints such as immigration service issues that were mostly experienced by Chinese and Middle Eastern tourists were also solved by a memorandum of understanding between the Law and Human Rights Ministry and the Directorate General of Immigration.”
The Indonesian ministry also improved the country’s health and sanitation and air transportation infrastructure by organizing road shows to airline companies.