Quote of the Week for April 20, 2003
From a Jakarta Post Editorial, Thursday, April 17, 2003.
From an editorial "Turbulent Times in Tourism."
National pride, though misguided, does indeed seem to be one of the main reasons behind the policy, evidenced by the fact that the visa-free facility is now only granted to citizens of 11 countries on a reciprocal basis.
In view of the role of foreign tourism as the second largest foreign exchange in Indonesia, we do not see how this policy will serve our national interests or our national pride.
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