Jakarta- Domestic tourists are the key to bringing about a recovery in Indonesia’s tourism economy, according to Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahudin Uno.
The ministry is currently developing five super-priority tourist destinations under the New Bali program to attract domestic tourists.
"Some Rp150 trillion came from domestic tourists traveling abroad. We are aiming that the five new super-priority destinations, with these strategic national tourism areas, would be able to grab the opportunity or reallocate part of the public funds for traveling abroad," Uno remarked during a webinar titled "Reimagining the Future of Indonesia" on Monday.
The Indonesian government has planned to develop the five tourist destinations called the five New Bali program since 2019.
The five destinations are Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Borobudur in Central Java, Mandalika-Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, and Likupang in North Sulawesi.
Development of the five tourist destinations is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, from initially at the end of 2020.
Source: Antara News