The Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy has allocated Rp. 30 billion (US$2.6 million) to promote domestic tourism through the end of 2014.
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the director of promotion for domestic tourism, Tazbir, said the government has allocated Rp. 30 billion for domestic tourism promotion, aiming to increase the number of domestic tourism journeys in 2014 to 252 million trips.
Tazbir said the contribution of domestic tourism to the national economy was significant. In order to improve the performance of the domestic tourism sector the government is holding a number of regional festivals across Indonesia.
“This year there are more than 30 events including festivals held in the regions. This is our effort to hold a number of cultural festivals that will stimulate domestic travel, said Tazbir.
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