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Tuesday . June 25 . 2019
         
 
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'Use tourism to reduce poverty': Minister
 
Mimi Hudoyo, Jogjakarta  (2006-02-09)

INDONESIAN Co-ordinating Minister for People's Welfare, Mr Aburizal Bakrie, has called on the private sector to develop cultural tourism and foster the reduction of poverty.

In his opening remarks of the UN-WTO International Conference on Cultural Tourism and Local Communities (ICCTLC) in Jogjakarta, yesterday, Minister Bakrie said: "We should encourage the private sector to take an interest in the development of cultural tourism (and develop) policies and incentives to attract the private sector to participate in developing sustainable cultural tourism."

Mr Bakrie also said: "One of the challenges some of us are facing is in the form of travel warnings. We should appeal to countries to lift them, as travel warnings bow to the purpose of terrorism by isolating the affected destinations."

The ICCTLC is taking place in Jogjakarta from February 8 to 10, and is being attended by 250 delegates from 31 countries.

 
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