Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Government Lowers Tourism Targets
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Government Lowers Tourism Targets

Tourism Minister Points to the Press and Accurate Information as Key to Restoring Health to the Indonesian Tourism Industry.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/7/2006)

Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, has reluctantly lowered the 5.5 million visitors' target for 2005 admitting he will be relived if 5 million visitors are tallied by the end of the current year.

Quoted in the Indonesian language Nusa Bali, Wacik said: "to my thinking 5 million visitors is already a challenge, so if we get 5 million I have done well; I will be relieved."

Wacik's comments were made in Jakarta on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, in response to a report from the Center for Statistics (BPS) that reported tourists declined in August.

According to the Minister, who dismissed the importance of the reported decline in visitors inb August: "I have studied why August declined, in fact June-July typically increase followed by a decline in August. This is a yearly cycle. Wait until October until December when numbers will again increase."

Information is the Key

Wacik admitted that foreign visitors have been affected by news of bombs and natural disasters in Indonesia. Because of this, he underlined the importance of providing rapid and accurate information, adding: "The key is information. The mass media is very important. The Tsunami in Pangandaran was reported (incorrectly) by the mass media as having occurred in West Java. Don't so easily say 'West Java' as this makes people frightened to visit Bandung and Bogor, when in fact nothing happened (in these areas). We must be diligent in localizing such problems."

The Minister re-issued his standing invitation to the world press to visit Indonesia and see the situation first hand. He explained how a press group of 30 Japanese reporters recently visited Indonesian allowing them to subsequently return to their homeland and report that Indonesia remains a safe destination for foreign visitors.

Domestic Tourism Targets

The Minister also said that he remained confident that the domestic tourism target of 160 million travelers would be achieved in 2006.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Working to Preserve and Promote Bali Arts
Bale Banjar Culture Club to Feature Peter J. Wilson and Made Sidia – World Renowned Producers of Balinese Stage Performances
(4/15/2018)
Does Bali Already Have a Second International Airport?
Editorial: A Practical Perspective on a Second Airport for Bali
(4/15/2018)
Shopping on Touchdown in Bali
New Duty Free Shopping Area for International Passengers Arriving in Bali
(4/15/2018)
Seeking Wider Horizons of Understanding
TEDxUbud Event Set to Stimulate Innovation and Creativity on Saturday, May 5, 2018
(4/15/2018)
Keeping the News Cycle Positive
Udayana Military Commander Calls on Media to ’Self-Censor’ and Avoid Controversial Reporting in Run-Up to IMF-World Bank Meeting
(4/15/2018)
Fugitives No More
Fugitive German and Indonesian Wife Captured by State Prosecutors to Start Serving Prison Sentences Handed Down in Bali Property Scam
(4/15/2018)
Enhancing the Quality of Bali Visitors
Tourism Ministry Outlines How Bali Can Attract Higher Quality Tourist Visitors
(4/15/2018)
Roll Out the Barrels
Australian Government Assisting Bali in Conquering Mounting Trash Problem
(4/15/2018)
The Rainbow Connection
Green Peace’s Rainbow Warrior Uses Bali Visit to Fight Coal-powered Electricity, Plastic Pollution and Lend Support to ForBALI’s Fight Against Reclamation of Benoa Bay
(4/15/2018)
Friday the 13th in Bali
Tourist Bus Kills One Man and Damages 6 Cars and 2 Motorcycles in Spectacular Chain-Collision Near Bali’s GWK Monument
(4/15/2018)
3-Month Sticker Visas for Vehicles Visiting Bali
Bali Government Seeking to set 3-month Limit on the Amount of Time Cars Registered Outside Bali can Spend in the Province
(4/15/2018)
Shown the Door
North Bali Immigration Deports Dutch Husband and Wife for Illegally Operating Two Rental Villas
(4/15/2018)
All [News]!