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Destination: Indonesia
05 March 2023 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from Panorama Destination Indonesia 

Warm greetings from Indonesia!

2023 is really in full swing now, and there’s lots of good news to report from Indonesia, as we welcome increasingly more international visitors. There are lots of exciting new developments to report, and plenty of highlights coming up in the calendar too.

First of all, I’m happy to report that last month (February) was the biggest and most successful month we’ve had since borders reopened – a sure sign that tourism in Indonesia is well and truly back in business. As we welcome visitors from Europe, Asia, the US and Africa, Panorama Destination has been busy consolidating our operations in each of the regional offices, in preparation for a year of optimism, development and excitement!

For anyone visiting in March, there’s plenty to look forward to. Indonesia always has a packed calendar of festivals and celebrations, and this month is no different. We’ve got the World Super Bike 2023 competition, held at Lombok’s fantastic Mandalika circuit from 3-5 March; the Balinese day of silence (Nyepi) on 22 March; followed by the beginning of the Ramadhan fasting month on 23 March. Whenever your clients choose to visit, there’s sure to be something special going on!

For those of us working at Panorama Destination Indonesia, we also have some events to look forward to in the coming weeks. First up, we will be attending ITB Berlin from 7-9 March. This event is always a great opportunity to meet with our colleagues and peers from around the world, and share some of the latest and greatest delights Indonesia has to offer international guests.  If you’re joining ITB Berlin 2023, we hope to see you there!

A few destinations at the top of the agenda for us at the moment are Bali, Lombok and Labuan bajo (Komodo). Each one offers an incredible mix of culture, nature and adventure travel, and Panorama Destination products really showcase the best of each location. Our Bali and Lombok (Gili Trawangan) combination is proving to be especially popular with guests, as it combines two of the most popular and trending locations on offer in Indonesia.

For the Panorama Destination team, March is set to be another busy month of Tourplan training and development, as we build up our skills and raise standards across the board. We’re always looking to improve the services we can offer to partners, and this latest round of capacity building is another big step forward on our journey.

This year is a particularly special time for us, as Panorama celebrates its 50th anniversary. For everyone who has come with us this far, thank you for your continued support. We look forward to many more years of fruitful partnerships and collaboration together.

If you have any questions or special requirements, please feel free to contact us directly and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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 Successfully Hosts ATF 2023 in Yogyakarta

The  2023 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) was held at the Marriott Hotel Yogyakarta from 2-5 February 2023, accompanied by the 2023 ASEAN Tourism Awards. Indonesia successfully won 20 awards from four categories, including Spa Services, Community Tourism and ASEAN Homestays. 

(source: CNN Indonesia)

Collaboration the key to post-pandemic tourism revival

With so many potential tourist destinations in Indonesia, the government has mapped out and focused on developing potential tourist destinations to become super-priority tourist destinations. The five super-priority destinations, according to Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, have become one of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)’s direct instructions as an effort to increase Indonesian tourism.

(source: Antara)

Astindo Travel Fair promotes nine tourist villages in Java

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy was at the Wonderful Indonesia booth at Astindo Travel Fair (ATF) 2023, held from 23-26 February to promote Tourist Villages in Indonesia. “We facilitate and promote nine tourist villages at the Tourism Ministry booth from the provinces of Banten, Jakarta, West Java, and East Java at Astindo Travel fair 2023,” said tourism minister Sandiaga Uno in a written statement received on Saturday, 25 February.

(source: Tempo)

‘Quality over quantity’: Indonesia outlines tourism plan

On 3 February, Indonesia announced several tourism recovery strategies on the sidelines of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2023 in Yogyakarta. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Agency of Tourism and Creative Economy presented a number of efforts and policies taken to accelerate the post-pandemic recovery of the tourism and creative economy sector in Indonesia.

(source: Travel Tomorrow)

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