Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno Shakes Up Cruise Industry with A Bold New Plan

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) is taking significant strides to bolster the development of cruise tourism in Indonesia. At a recent coordination meeting at The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali, chaired by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, and attended by Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, new initiatives to enhance cruise tourism packages were discussed. These initiatives are expected to attract more visitors to Indonesia’s stunning maritime destinations.

Sandiaga Uno emphasized the immense potential of cruise tourism, particularly for the “silver market,” which comprises older, high-spending tourists who typically stay longer and spend more during their visits. To cater to this demographic, the government plans to introduce various supportive policies and enrich the available tourism packages.

Minister Plan in Enhancing Cruise Tourism Packages

Sandiaga Uno highlighted that Indonesia’s diverse marine tourism destinations, such as Bintan, Batam, Labuan Bajo, Sorong, and Maluku, are prime locations for cruise tourism. The central hub for these activities is Tanjung Benoa. The government aims to support this sector by:

  1. Developing Tailored Packages: Creating specialized tourism packages that meet the preferences of the silver market.
  2. Regulatory Relaxations: Implementing more relaxed regulations at ports and providing additional cabotage dispensations to streamline the entry of foreign vessels.
  3. Integrated Licensing Systems: Simplifying the licensing process to encourage more cruise operators to include Indonesian destinations in their itineraries.

The government also plans to conduct workshops and studies to assess the economic impact of cruise tourism, aiming to achieve spending levels of $1,000 to $2,000 per tourist. These measures are expected to significantly boost Indonesia’s tourism revenue.

Expansion of Air Travel

In addition to enhancing cruise tourism, the meeting addressed the need to increase air travel connectivity. The government is exploring opportunities to invite both foreign and domestic airlines to expand their fleets and routes. This expansion is anticipated to provide more competitive ticket prices, further boosting tourist arrivals.

Sandiaga Uno expressed optimism that these initiatives would come to fruition within the next two to three months, ensuring that Indonesia remains a competitive and attractive destination for international tourists.

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