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Indonesia to promote five destinations in IMF-WB meeting Featured

  • Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:31
  • Written by  The Jakarta Post

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said the government will promote five tourist destinations to participants of the upcoming International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB) meeting in Bali next year.

The destinations include Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Borobudur in Central Java, Bali, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara and Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi.


The five are among 11 tourist destinations being promoted by the government.

Currently, the government is developing infrastructure in the destinations' surrounding areas by constructing roads, renovating and expanding airports as well as inviting businesspeople to invest in hospitality facilities.

(Read also: Indonesia gears up for annual IMF-World Bank meeting)

More than 13,000 people from 189 countries are expected to participate in the annual event, including official country delegations, international observers, academics, journalists and NGO representatives. At least 30,000 people are expected to travel to Bali in October next year.

The government targets 15 million tourist arrivals this year. (bbn)

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