Indonesian Government Launches a Tourism Website

You will find that most regional governments have their own websites but now the Indonesian Government has decided to launch their own in order to promote tourism in the country to the max. According to the Culture and Tourism Ministry has launched a website to he provides comprehensive information about the country’s tourism sector. The website contains information on tourism sites and special events and features an online hotel booking facility.

Titled, the website was officially launched Thursday and is run in cooperation with Indo.Com, a well-known Internet service provider. Eka Ginting, an Indo.Com director, said the new website provides online bookings for around 200 hotels in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara and Manado in North Sulawesi. The government hopes the number of foreign tourists will increase to 7 million this year from about 6 million in 2006.