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Destination: Indonesia
06 November 2022 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from Panorama Destination Indonesia 

Warm greetings from Indonesia!

There’s been plenty of cause for celebration recently, not least the 90th birthday of Panorama’s founder, Mr. Adhi Tirtawisata, which was on 12 October. As a testament to his enduring legacy, this year Panorama also celebrates its 50th year of operations. What an extraordinary achievement!

We look forward to many more years of excellence in the tourism sector, starting with WTM London, a leading international travel event that opens doors to business opportunities for inbound and outbound tourism professionals around the world. Panorama Destination will be attending from 7-9 November. We hope to see you there.

We’ll then be jetting back to Indonesia in time for the G20 Bali summit, which will be held in Bali later this month, from 15-16 November. Shortly afterwards, from 17-18 November, the island will also host the Annual Meeting of the Global Tourism Forum, so it’s going to be a busy few weeks!

Bali is without doubt one of our biggest attractions – a tourist favourite that never fails to amaze. Neighbouring Java also provides some unforgettable experiences too. Combining the best of both, our Seat in Coach Java Bali Overland and Wake up in Bali package programmes help travellers enjoy some of the very best attractions Indonesia has to offer.

When clients visit Bali, they will experience a warm welcome and benefit from improved levels of service, thanks to our recent training for reps on the island, which focused on raising standards when handling Panorama Destination clients.

Speaking of clients, we currently have a number of groups visiting us from ASEAN and Europe, who are enjoying the many delights of Bali with us at the moment. We’re taking extra steps to ensure their stay is not disrupted by the G20 Bali Summit, especially in the Nusa Dua area, where increased security checks might otherwise cause inconvenience.

As we approach the final stretch of 2022, it’s wonderful to see Indonesia flourishing once more on the world stage. As more and more travellers return, we’re delighted to be their guide to this incredible country, and look forward to taking more bookings for November and December, and into 2023.

Whenever you plan on travelling to meet us, we look forward to welcoming you to Wonderful Indonesia!

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 to establish world-class health tourism

Indonesia is planning to build its first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for health and tourism in Bali Province’s Sanur area that integrates the two sectors to further solidify Indonesia’s healthcare architecture. The project is being implemented under cooperation between PT Aviasi Pariwisata Indonesia (Injourney), through its subsidiary PT Hotel Indonesia Natour, and Indonesia Healthcare Corporation (IHC).

(source: Antara)

Foreign arrivals increase by more than 2000%

The Indonesian central statistics agency (BPS) has noted that some 1.73 million foreign travellers visited Indonesia between January and August this year. The figure reflects an increase of 2,028% compared to the same period in 2021. In August 2022, 510,250 foreign travellers visited Indonesia. A year-on-year comparison shows that the growth is a staggering 28,727%.

(source: Tempo)

Menoreh Tourism Festival 2022

In a series of commemorations to mark the 71st Anniversary of Kulonprogo Regency, the Kulonprogo Tourism Office held a cultural tourism attraction in the Kulonprogo Cultural Park and Wates Market on 22 October. The event featured at least 25 contingents from various regions in Indonesia, who all took part in the Menoreh Tourism Festival event.

(source: Yogya Inews)

New 10-year ‘second home’ visa offered in Bali

Indonesia has introduced a new visa aimed at attracting wealthy foreigners and boosting the country’s economy. According to a statement from the country’s immigration office, with the new visa, Indonesia is putting its focus on Bali, in an attempt to lure visitors for longer stays in the country. The new “second home” visa is available for a period of five or ten years to those who hold at least 2 billion rupiahs (US$130,000) in their bank accounts.

(source: VisaGuide)

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