The government of Indonesia have a strategic plan to increase the number of tourists visiting its territory to 20 million by 2020. Building on the success of Bali, this ambitious goal will inject investment across ten designated undeveloped natural hotspots, putting the infrastructure needed in place to support the next phase of development.
The ‘10 New Bali’s’ will showcase some of Indonesia’s most beautiful areas – each targeted for their potential and scope – to become outstanding tourism attractions.
With the right type of development and infrastructure to facilitate this development, more locations will be put on the map and made accessible to tourists as the next new ‘places to be’ in Indonesia.
Investment on such scale from government gives confidence and assurance to individual investors whom we work on behalf making Indonesia an opportune place for investment.
Tourism figures for 2018 stood at 15.8 million, a 13 percent increase on the previous year. With an investment plan now in place, the government look set to reach or even exceed their target market.
The knock-on effect of continued growth, will in turn create thousands of new jobs across industries, increasing the national GDP and raising the standards of living and opportunities to its local population.
The stunning archipelago that is might have once been known for exporting exotic spices, as well as natural resources such as oil and gas, copper, tin, precious metals such as gold; and plywood, rubber and textiles. But one of its main assets by far is its characteristic unspoiled physical geography.
It is been a long time coming that this land peppered by its unique mix of signature volcanos, fertile forests, mountain ranges, unique flora and fauna and a rich cultural diversity shown in its plethora of indigenous architectural styles seen across the territory, gets the recognition it deserves in terms of quality development, tourism.
Something for Everyone
Heard in the utterance of difference languages of its citizens, Indonesia lives up to its motto, which is “Unity in Diversity.” A large part of its potential and success is the way in which the government actively promotes a sense of binding inter-cultural cooperation between its citizens and permits religious freedom. By officially recognizing six religions—Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism—people peacefully coexist, weaving their unique elements into the rich fabric of everyday life.
It is land of stories that have traversed the test of time—from ancient kingdoms and dynasties—to its more recent history of modern European colonial traders such as the Portuguese, the Spanish and the Dutch. Yet, the most important story is the next one to be written.
With assets best outlined in its places and people, it is a no-brainer as to whether the tourism model of Bali can be replicated elsewhere in the territory.
In fact, while Bali sets the bar high as a tourism model to work toward, it also serves as a blueprint from which the government and private investors can derive lessons from on what works and what issues may arrive when developing and opening areas for tourism development.
With this road-map available, the next wave of tourism in Indonesia’s looks set to be one that is sustainable for many years to come.