Government launches tourism website


JAKARTA (TVLW) – The Culture and Tourism Ministry has launched a website to provide comprehensive information about the country’s tourism sector.

The website contains information on tourism sites and special events and features an online hotel booking facility.

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Titled, the website was officially launched Thursday and is run in cooperation with Indo.Com, a well-known Internet service provider.

Eka Ginting, an Indo.Com director, said the new website provides online bookings for around 200 hotels in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara and Manado in North Sulawesi.

The government hopes the number of foreign tourists will increase to 7 million this year from about 6 million in 2006.