Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik of Indonesia

Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik is scheduled to open Indonesia Festival 2008 in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, according to Indonesian sources.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has labelled 2008 Visit Indonesia Year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the country's nationalist party and Wacik said the body aimed to attract seven million international visitors to the country by the end of this year.
The conservation and the tourism (sectors) should be merged," Wacik said after signing the MoU in West Java`s town of Bogor, some 60 kilometers south of Jakarta.
Malaysia has been obnoxious for many things.
Speaking in the run up to the Arabian Travel Market, Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr Jero Wacik said that he had a message of great opportunities for all outbound travel agents and their clients: 'Indonesia has it all.
Visit Indonesia Year 2008 not a failure, says the ministerThe Visit Indonesia Year 2008 program does not fail, Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik said at a hearing with House of Representatives said here Monday.
1 MillionCulture and Tourism Minister Jero wacik said the number of foreign tourists who arrived in Indonesia in the first semester of 2008 was estimated at 3.
The Visit Indonesia Year 2008 program does not fail, Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik said at a hearing with House of Representatives said here Monday.
Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said the organization of the 2007 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart in Nusa Dua Bali has strengthened Indonesias position Balis inparticular in the tourism sector.
Because it has proven that Bali is a safe and convenient tourist destination for foreign tourists Jero Wacik said here on Wednesday.
Initially Minister Jero Wacik had been scheduled to open the event.
Minister Wacik has made increasing tourist numbers from Middle Eastern markets a prime goal of his Department.
The decline of Indonesian tourism in the last two years due to natural disasters, security problems and the avian flu attack are expected to be gradually halted, Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik was quoted by ANTARA as saying here.
Jero Wacik said recently that Bali received an average of 5,200 foreign tourists each day, well above the normal level of 4,500.
At first many doubted the programs success, yet we have set a new record in our tourism history, Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said Wednesday.
Cultural and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik has also called for greater cooperation within the sector, given its huge capacity to create employment and reduce poverty.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Culture and Tourism minister Jero Wacik has asked the blogger community to help promote Indonesia`s tourist sites among the international public.
Aside from the Malaysian tribal aborigines (Jakun, Sakai, Negrito ) the Malaysian Malay ethnicity originate from Indonesia.
Jerro Wacik is not doing much for Indonesian Tourism.
Jero Wacik said the two governments were now in talks on the opening of direct flight between Guilin and Bali.
Jero Wacik said although the tourist arrivals in Indonesia in 2006 was 5.
We have prepared more than 100 events across the country in a bid to increase the foreign tourist arrivals, Jero Wacik said before striking a gong marking the commencement VIY 2008.
Jero Wacik said his office has prepared 15 million US.
Jero Wacik said in a news conference.
Rather than deal with the issues of land availability, environmental opposition and engineering challenges engendered by trying to extend and widen the current runway - Minister Wacik has turned his focus to promoting the creation of a modern new airport in the far north of the Island.
As a short term step, Wacik is calling for a review of Bali's current airport, determining finally if it can be widened or lengthened while also looking at the option of operating two airports in Bali.
While insisting he is neutral on where a new airport in Bali might be located, Wacik says Gianyar would not work because it is too close to the current airport, prompting him to propose that Bali's far north of Buleleng may be the most appropriate site for a future airport.
Talking to the press and using his extended arms to illustrate a landing aircraft, Wacik said his preliminary thoughts suggest that the village of Bungkulan, Kubutambagan would be well-suited for a large airport facility.
Wacik is optimistic that an airport in North Bali would support Bali's tourism and spread the economic benefits of tourism to areas of Bali where unemployment and drop-out rates are high.
However, Wacik said that while Indonesia drew five million foreign visitors after spending US$10 million towards promoting tourism, Malaysia only managed to attract 15 million tourists despite spending US$80 million.