Tourism Minister Admits Facing ‘Big Challenge’ Ahead to Double the Number of Tourism Visitors
Indonesia’s new Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya says that if the country is targeting 20 million foreign tourists by 2019, achieving that number will be a big challenge.
Quoted by Metrobali.com, Arief, speaking at the Markplus Center for Tourism and Hospitality in Kuta on Saturday, November 8, 2014, said: “Our target is a tough one, but we have to achieve it. Therefore, I am asking the tourism members of the tourism industry to assist the Ministry of Tourism in realizing this target.”
The Tourism Minister compares Indonesia’s ambitious tourism targets with the current number of foreign tourists visiting Malaysia and Thailand each year, saying he is optimistic that over time Indonesian foreign tourist arrivals can surpass those achieved by its two neighbors.
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