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Destination: Indonesia
03 June 2024 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from Panorama Destination Indonesia 

Hello from Indonesia!  

Peak holiday season is just around the corner, and there’s nowhere better to spend the summer than Indonesia! We are already seeing a steady uptick in clients travelling with us from source markets in Europe, South Africa, North America and Asia, and June is forecast to be significantly busier than this time last year.  

If your clients are interested in finding out what makes institutions like the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) describe Indonesia as ‘the world’s most improved tourism destination’, now is the perfect time to find out. 

For starters, destinations like Sumatra, Java, Bali, Flores, Komodo and Lombok offer a diverse and eclectic mix of attractions – from spectacular nature to fascinating culture, arts and cuisine. Panorama Destination provides unforgettable travel experiences that explore each of these destinations, including the new look Grayline Bali Excursion (seat-in coach/SIC) package, which showcases the very best attractions the Island of the Gods has to offer.  

There’s plenty of events coming up in the calendar this month. On 12 June, we will officially unveil our Annual Report (RUPS) for 2023 at Panorama HQ in Jakarta. The capital will also host another landmark event this month, with the Jakarta Fair set to kick off on 12 June and set to run until 15 July. In Bali, the annual arts festival, called Pesta Kesenian Bali (PKB) will begin on 15 June and continue into July. If your clients are planning to visit during that time, the festival is well worth a look. 

We have our own travel itinerary to look forward to this month, as Panorama Destination Indonesia will travel with the Ministry of Tourism on a sales mission to Shanghai and Beijing from 3–6 June. After that, we will also attend the Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) on 14 June. If you’re planning to visit the show, remember to look us up!  

It’s not too late to book for summer vacations in Indonesia. If your clients are looking for something special, we’ll be happy to discuss their requirements in more detail and build an itinerary that will make their summer a season to remember. 

Best regards, 

Ricky Setiawanto,  

Director of Business Development, Panorama Destination Indonesia.

Destination digest: Indonesia news in brief 

A few bitesize news stories and tourism developments making the headlines in Indonesia in recent weeks: 

Indonesia wants more tourism investment  

Indonesia is targeting more than US$5 billion in tourism investment this year and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MoTCE) wants investors to inject their money beyond hotel developments. Investment plans and schemes have been set up and will be presented during The 2024 Indonesia Tourism and Investment Forum (ITIF 2024), set for 5-6 June 5 in Jakarta. Investments are targeted for the five Super Priority Development areas – Lake Toba, Borobudur, Mandalika, Labuan Bajo, and Likupang – plus the surroundings of Nusantara, the new capital city.  

(source: TTG Asia

Bali officials calling for special autonomous zone status  

Bali is becoming even more popular, with the island set to achieve its ambitious tourism goal in 2024. Given its rise in popularity, Bali officials are now calling for the province to be granted special autonomous zone status for tourism so that leaders can manage the island in a way that is environmentally sustainable, economically prosperous and beneficial to local people. In making Bali a Special Autonomous Region for Tourism, the aim is to have all tourism development choices governed by one agency. 


Tourism development to focus on five super priority destinations  

The Indonesian government is focused on boosting super priority destinations to increase the global tourism competitiveness index, which in [2024] will reach 32, up from 44. “We have taken strategic steps for super priority destinations, so these destinations are already preparing themselves,” said Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, in Bali on Friday (17/5).  

(source: Antara

Bali increasingly attractive destination for Indian wedding tourism  

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has stated that Bali is becoming increasingly attractive for Indian tourists as a place to hold wedding ceremonies. At the Jakarta Futures Forum, held in Jakarta on Thursday, 2 May, Uno remarked that Indian tourists find it cheaper to hold wedding receptions in Bali. “Indian couples who get married in Bali say that Bali’s attraction is not only in its scenery and culture, but it is also cheaper for them,” Uno said. The minister explained that, in 2023, Indian visitors ranked second only to Australians in terms of international arrivals to Bali. 

(source: Antara

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