The Jakarta Culture and Tourism Agency will announce the candidates for the 11th Adikarya Wisata award on Monday.
Dubbed the most prestigious award given to enterprises that contribute to the city’s tourism industry, the prize is expected to improve the level of service in the sector.
“Adikarya Wisata motivates people working in the [tourism] industry to perform as the award gives them pride. Those who win the award must provide very good services,” head of the agency Arie Budiman said Thursday.
The award will be sought after by 758 enterprises from 18 categories, including hotels, restaurants, night clubs, tour and travel agencies, spas and airlines.
Arie said after announcing the nominees, a panel, in cooperation with SWA magazine, would conduct a customer satisfaction survey and quietly visit the candidates between January and July 2010.
The award winners will be announced on the commemoration of the city’s anniversary in July next year.