Friday, March 13, 2009

Indonesia named Asia's second best travel destination

Indonesia ranked second in the Go Asia Award in the ‘Best Travel Destination’ category behind Thailand and after Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry reported Friday.

The award was given by German tourism institution Go Asia, which invited travel agents from all over to participate in the voting process, on Wednesday in Berlin.

Go Asia also gave awards for Asia's best tourism organizations or tourist boards, airlines and tour operators. The Go Asia initiative was founded in 2003 in order to enhance marketing in German-speaking regions.

Sapta Nirwandar, the Culture and Tourism Ministry’s director general of marketing, said Friday that the award was a proof that tourism, which contribute US$7.5 billlion to the country's income, was able to stand out even during the global economy downturn.


Travel Blog said...

Congratulations on your Go Asia Awards(even though I have no idea which place caused you to win). I am sincerely happy for you and I may actually visit there someday soon, any places you may suggest?

Script Journal said...

depends on what you're looking for.. if you're looking for beaches go to Bali, Lombok, or Bunaken. If you're looking for rain forests, head to Kalimantan. for historical venues go around Yogyakarta or old town Batavia (in Jakarta) ^^ there are many places to see here..


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