Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indonesia bid to host meeting on New 7 Wonders

Indonesia announced its intention of hosting an international meeting to select the New7Wonders in 2011, a senior tourism official said.

"We want to be the host country for the meeting on New Seven Wonders selection," Sapta Nirwandar, the tourism and culture ministry's director general, was quoted as saying Saturday by Antara news agency.

Indonesia has an interest in the event as one of the country's tourist destinations, Komodo National Park, was a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature selection process, he said.

"Indonesia will be promoted through the event," he said.

The ministry also planned to relaunch the "Vote Komodo for New7Wonders of Nature" promotion in various places.

Currently, the Komodo National Park is among the top 28 finalists in the.

"The Komodo rating is fluctuating but it's still high," Sapta said.

Other competitors include the Sundarbans in India and Bangladesh, the Black Forest in Germany, and the Amazon rainforest. The New7Wonders will be officially announced in 2011

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