IndonesiaLess focus on the south of the island could be part of integrated tourism master plan

New tourism minister wants to spread Bali’s development

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Indonesia’s new tourism minister wants to spread new tourism development throughout Bali.
Indonesia’s new tourism minister wants to spread new tourism development throughout Bali. Photo Credit: WallyPhotography/GettyImages

Indonesia’s new tourism and creative economy minister, Wishnutama Kusubandio, says the future of tourism on the island will be oriented toward revitalising and developing other regions in Bali, with less focus on the crowded south.

Wishnutama took to Instagram to share his recent meeting with Bali governor Wayan Koster and vice governor Cok Ace.

“The governor shared many stories on the potential outside of southern Bali, which has yet to be explored because of various factors and challenges, including land acquisition, accessibility and infrastructure,” Wishnutama wrote.

Coconuts Bali reported that the minister would help to coordinate matters with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) and Ministry of Transportation to ensure accessibility to northern, western and eastern Bali so these regions could be developed quickly and according to plan.

“I also suggested to the governor and vice governor that we should work together on an Integrated Tourism Master Plan in Bali as a long-term plan,” Wishnutama said.


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