Forum to bring Australia’s island tourism experience to Lombok - Tourism Indonesia


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Forum to bring Australia’s island tourism experience to Lombok

Fishing boats at Mawun beach, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (Shutterstock/Lukas Uher)
In a bid to strengthen the tourist industry in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, the Australian government through its Bali consulate general office is set to host the Island Tourism Forum in Mataram on Monday.
The forum aims to bring together government, academics, businesses, NGOs and communities to share experiences, encourage partnerships and explore investment and commercial possibilities related to the province.
At least 150 tourism stakeholders from Indonesia and Australia are scheduled to attend the two-day event, which is said to bring Australia’s island tourism experience to Indonesia.

Tasmania’s tourism success, for instance, is set to be highlighted as a special feature. Tasmania’s international tourism growth was by far Australia’s strongest this year, underlining Tasmania as one of the country’s most sought after holiday destinations. In 2018, Tasmania entered Australia’s National Tourism Hall of Fame after winning gold in ecotourism three years in a row.
The forum will also feature some keynote speaker presentations, panel discussions, workshops, site visits, as well as networking opportunities. An exhibition will also be held, featuring some programs of local communities and NGOs, as well as some initiatives funded by the direct assistance program of the Australian Consulate General.
“As one of Indonesia’s new priority tourism destinations and the gateway to the Nusa Tenggara islands, Lombok is the perfect location to engage in an island-based tourism discussion,” Australian Consul General Helena Studdert said in a statement.
Studdert added that the initiative was inspired by the growing interest by Australians and Australian businesses in the tourism sector in Lombok. (JakartaPost)

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