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Destination: Indonesia
31 July 2022 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from Panorama Destination Indonesia 

Warm greetings from Indonesia!

Summer is in full swing in Indonesia, with the number of arrivals increasing and plenty of exciting news to share. At Panorama Destination, we’re gearing up for our annual meeting, which is sure to be a happy occasion, as we look back on our recent success and ahead to a year of new possibilities.

July was a very busy month for us, and August is set to be even bigger, with a total of 30 groups from various European countries and an incentive group from Cambodia comprising a total of 250 pax. We’re delighted to have so many clients trust their travel arrangements to us, and proud to be able to provide them with some unforgettable memories in Indonesia.

This month, on August 17, we will celebrate Indonesia’s 77th Independence Day. It’s always a fun and exciting time to be here, with parties in the streets, discounts in the city malls and lots of fun activities to explore. What’s more, Korean Air will also commence operations on a new Bali route this month, so there’s even more reason for celebration!

There’s plenty to look forward to in the coming months, with Panorama Destination Indonesia registered to attend the World Travel Mart (WTM) in London this November. We’ll be there together with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, celebrating a long-awaited return to offline travel fairs. We hope to see you there!

We can’t wait to share the latest products and promotions from Indonesia with our industry partners – from Komodo and Labuan Bajo to Toba Lake in Sumatra and Borobudur in Central Java, this amazing archipelago has something for everyone. A big hit with our clients is the Overland Java Bali programme, which includes all the biggest attractions of both islands, while also being an environmentally friendly alternative to jetting around by air.

Indonesia is growing in popularity and is developing a reputation as a place for truly unique holidays. The situation here now is perfect for travel, with entry requirements and regulations conducive to smooth and safe arrivals. We look forward to welcoming you here soon!

If you would like more details about any of our products and services, or have any special requirements, please feel free to get in touch.

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: 

Air ticket sales increase as tourism takes off

In the first semester of 2022, flight ticket sales transactions in Indonesia added up to IDR 1.7 trillion (US$ 114 million) in total, according to chairman of the Indonesian Travel Agent Association (Astindo), DPP Pauline Suharno: “airline ticket sales increased from around IDR 450 billion [in January 2022], to IDR 1.7 trillion in June,” said Suharno on 25 July.

(source: Tempo)

East Java hosts sprint rally

From 22-24 July, Lawang hosted Series 1 and 2 of the HIPMI East Java National Sprint Rally Indonesia 2022. Held in collaboration with the Indonesian Motor Association (IMI), the event featured around 150 participants and was a major highlight in the racing calendar. “This is a moment to promote automotive sports, as well as to grow the sport tourism climate in East Java,” says Rois Sunandar Maming, who is Chairman of the BPD HIPMI East Java.

(source: Surabaya Tribune)

Indonesia and ASEAN working to develop tourism villages

On 22 July, the Director General at Indonesia’s Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration (PDTT) announced plans to work alongside the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to develop tourist villages in Indonesia. He also identified tourism as a key way to eradicate poverty in the archipelago, through a process of sustainable, inclusive development.

(source: Antara News)

Minister highlights women’s role in tourism development

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno believes that women have a vital role to play in Indonesian tourism and is focusing on open doors for more female actors and stakeholders in the months ahead. “We must prioritise empowering women and gender equality,” said Sandiaga at an event called ‘Friendly Dialogue and Networking: Women Empowerment on Economy and Tourism (W20 Summit)’ on 20 July.

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