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Outgoing Indonesian Tourism Minister Leaves Booming Tourism Sector
As she prepares to end her term as Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu has highlighted four programs that she would like to see retained during the coming five-year term of her replacement. As reported by, Pangestu said she hoped the National Strategic Tourism Areas targeted for special development would be increased from 16 to 25.

Speaking in Jakarta on Monday, October 6, 2014, Pangestu also said that she hoped promotion of Indonesian tourism would continue in the primary markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and China and the secondary markets of Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, the U.S.A. and France.

The outgoing Minister also urged continued promotion to the promising markets of India, Holland, the Middle East, Germany and Russia. Continuing, Pangestu said, “Don’t forget to develop further plans for thematic tourism and the seven designated areas of special interest tourism.”

The Minister asked her successor to emphasize domestic tourism and the designated 16 main markets for domestic travelers from West Java, Central Java, East Java, Jakarta, North Sumatra, Yogyakarta, South Sulawesi, Bali, Banten, Lampung, South Sumatra, West Sumatra, South Kalimantan, Riau, East Nusa Tenggara and Aceh.

Mari was proud that during the past two years the growth of national tourism has exceeded the rate of growth of the national economy as a whole. As she leaves office, tourism contributes 3.9 of the total national economy and 8.9% of all employment.

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