Friday, October 4, 2013

Indonesia ranked third for hotel investment in Asia

 Indonesia is ranked third in Asia in terms of hotel development and investment, said Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu.

"This shows that Indonesia is an attractive destination for hotel investment," added the minister on Friday.

Indonesia is now one of the favorite destinations for hotel and restaurant investments, she said.

Data published by the ministry shows that domestic and foreign investments in the country`s hotel and restaurant sector more than doubled to US$869.8 million last year compared to two years back.

"The figure rose significantly by 210 percent from 2011," she said.

The minister added that the management of hotels in the country must be environmentally friendly.

"Ideally, it (the environment-oriented principle) must be applied from the construction to the operation stage," she said. 

Any investor planning to build a hotel in Indonesia must apply the green hotel concept, which calls for optimum usage of resources (energy, water and materials) and the management of hotel rooms, which meets convenience and health requirements, she said.

"There must be convenience and health guarantee for employees and guests, including tourists," she pointed out. (Antara)

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