Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Yes, Minister
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Yes, Minister

Tourism Leaders Set Forth Criteria for Future Minister of Culture & Tourism.


Bali News: Yes, Minister
Click Image to Enlarge

(9/13/2004)

The Chairmen of the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agents (ASITA) and the Indonesian Conference and Congress Association (INCCA) have said that whichever candidate wins the coming election they hope that the future tourism minister serving the next administration is an individual able to make systematic solutions to tourism problems acceptable to all circles of society.

Quoted in the Monday, September 6, 2004 edition of the Indonesian-language Bisnis Indonesia, ASITA national Chairman, Ben Sukma, said the tourism industry needs the Tourism Minister to be a person prepared to take extraordinary action based on a thorough understanding of his field of tourism gained from professional experience in the field. "If (the next administration) makes the wrong choice, then the tourism industry will require another five years to escape their current condition," he warned.

Icqbal Alan Abdullah, Chairman of INCCA said the Minister of Tourism must have the intellectual capital necessary to open minds, accept complaints and remove obstacles. "The tourism industry is not as simplistic as many would have you think," said Icqbal.

The two leaders from INCCA and ASITA listed the four top criteria for the next administration's appointee as a tourism minister:

• First, the coming minister must be a practitioner in the tourism industry, with experience in hotels, tours, congresses and conventions. He or she must be an individual with wide knowledge and experience in tourism.

• Second, the future minister of tourism must have a record of being able to grow tourism with no taint of past bankruptcy.

• Third, the next tourism minister must be prepared to take timely and objective decisions.

• Fourth, the minister of tourism must enjoy wide contacts, horizontally and vertically, in the tourism industry.

Icqbal explained that, to date, tourism has been viewed as an extension of the arts and culture and not as a real sector of the national economy. "Tourism is not just a lot of noise and fanfare, but a sector of the economy able to add to national revenues and create employment," Icqbal explained.

"If tourism is able to generate US$ 5 billion in foreign exchange then its promotion should also receive greater attention, including an allocation for promotion equal to at least 1% of that amount (US$ 100 million)," the INCCA Chairman urged.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Arresting Drug Development
Denpasar Police Conduct Raids on Suspected Narcotics Dealers
(8/17/2014)
A Day and Night at the Museum
Morning Coffee at The Museum and Charity Dinner – August 30, 2014
(8/17/2014)
Kura Kura: New Local Travel Option in Bali
Bali Introduces New Kura Kura Shuttle Bus System for Tourist Visitors
(8/17/2014)
Bali Prepares to Fight Ebola
Classed as a Worldwide Epidemic by the WHO, Bali Puts Measures in Place to Handle Suspected Ebola Patients
(8/17/2014)
New Road for Tanjung Benoa?
Talks Continue on Construction of a Tanjung Benoa Ring Road in Bali’s South
(8/17/2014)
Leave it to a Professional
Tourism Leaders Call for their Next Minister to be Drawn from Circle of Professional Tourism Practitioners
(8/17/2014)
Mind Your “Qs” and “Pees”
Bali Tourism Transport Drivers Undergo Surprise Urinalysis
(8/17/2014)
Bless our Beasts
Bali Safari & Marine Park Seeks God’s Blessing on ‘Tumpek Kandang’ – a Day Dedicated to Animals
(8/17/2014)
Those in Peril on the Sea
2 Passengers Missing from Sunken Tourist Vessel Near Komodo Island
(8/17/2014)
Konnichiwa and Selamat Datang
Japanese Announce Visa-Free Policy for Indonesian Nationals; Indonesia Taking Steps to Reciprocate
(8/17/2014)
Medical Law and Ethics
World Association on Medical Law to Meet in Nusa Dua , Bali August 22-24, 2014
(8/17/2014)
A Great Notion for a Great Nation
Balidiscovery.com Shares its Thought on 69 Years of Indonesian Nationhood.
(8/17/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents