Indonesia Introduces ASEAN as Single Destination

12 January, 2012 | Source: ANTARA News

Manado, N Sulawesi (ANTARA News) - Indonesia in the ongoing ASEAN Tourism Forum 2012 (ATF 2012) in Manado, North Sulawesi, has introduced ASEAN as a "single destination" with the banding of "Southeast Asia Feel The Warmth."

"Starting today the brand `Southeast Asia Feel The Warmth` is officially introduced in Indonesia," Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu said here on Wednesday.

According to Mari, the preparation to make ASEAN a single destination was getting better and therefore free visa among ASEAN countries should be implemented as soon as possible.

"Therefore ASEAN heads of states/government have agreed that the visa-free problem will be dealt with this year to make it free indeed," Mari said.

In connection with immigration issue, the minister said the governments of ASEAN member states were ripening "ASEAN Schengen Visa" as the "common visa procedure" that had been used in 27 European countries.

"For the issue of ASEAN Schengen Visa, related ministers should give their inputs in the next summit in April or May this year because the ministry of tourism and creative economy will monitor it," Mari said.

The ongoing ASEAN Tourism Forum in Manado that would last from January 8 - 15 was made up of the 35th ASEAN National Tourism Organization Meeting, Ministerial Meeting, and Travel Exchange participated in by 1400 participants from all ASEAN member states.

Of the 1400 participants, 400 are buyers, 900 are sellers, and 100 are reporters from international media.

Themed "Tourism for a Global Community of Nations", the 31st ASEAN Tourism Forum is also involving partner countries such as China, India, Russia, Japan, and South Korea.
 

 

The Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, was designated as a world cultural heritage during the 43rd session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Indonesia participated in two significant forums at the regional as well as international levels – the 34th ASEAN Summit from June 20 to 23, 2019, and the 2019 G20 Summit on June 28 and 29, 2019.
President-elect of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) vowed on Thursday evening that he would become a leader for the entire nation without exception.
Ten leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have agreed to adopt the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific concept.
Syamsuri Firdaus, University of Indonesia′s (UI′s) student, won the first place in the Seventh International Quran Recitation and Memorization Competition held in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 19-26, 2019.
The Jakarta Fair 2019 held at the Jakarta International Expo in Kemayoran, Central Java, from May 22 to June 30 is the venue to showcase prime products from various regions in Indonesia.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu