Minister to launch 'LOVE BALI' from Garuda Indonesia Airlines
Minister of Culture and Tourism Launches "LOVE BALI" from Indonesia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia. On November 29, 2005, in the Ball Room of Hyatt Aryaduta Hotel, The Indonesian Minister of Culture and Tourism, H.E. Jero Wacik, accompanied by The Minister of Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprise, H.E. Soegiharto, and the Director of Garuda Indonesia, Mr. Emirsyah Satar, launched a marketing breakthrough called the 'Love Bali' program.
This endeavor was designed as another step forward to swiftly recover Indonesian tourism industry, especially Bali?s, following the Bali Bomb Blast II occurred in Jimbaran area and Kuta Square last October 1st, 2005. What this program has to offer as its key value for travelers is 10,000 free tickets to Bali for 5,000 Indonesian travelers and 5,000 international travelers, as Mr. Emirsyah Satar mentioned in his opening speech. Minister Wacik hoped that the program would increase number of people traveling to Bali and other tourist destinations in Indonesia that would eventually create national prosperity. He also extended his contentment and support for the initiative that Garuda Indonesia has brought.
As an Indonesian tourism gateway, Bali should not suffer any longer. It must recover immediately. I believe that Bali would make a quick come-back, and all tourism stakeholders should work in a good synergy, said Minister Wacik. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism would unswervingly support all efforts initiated by tourism stakeholders to accelerate Indonesian tourism and cultural advancement. Several actions were apparent, like the setting up of Media Center immediately after the attack to provide current information, press tour, ambassador trip to Bali, inviting the Indonesian Vice President, Mr. Jusuf Kala, and eight (8) state ministers to have dinner in Jimbaran as the ?ground zero? of the Bali Bomb II. High profile events were also staged in Bali, including the Miss Chinese Cosmo Pageant 2005 trip to Bali.
We have a good reputation to maintain about Bali. It is the Best Tourist Island in the World, Minister Wacik added. Minister Soegiharto also fully supported all endeavors to restore Bali?s image as Indonesia?s number one tourist destination. Mr. Satar, at the end of the function presented free tickets to seven (7) lucky travelers as a symbol of the program launching.
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