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This year, Indonesia Ecotourism Gathering will be held in Bajawa and Inerie, Ngada District-Flores. This annual event open to stakeholders in ecotourism and community-based tourism development. The Objectives Sharing key issues, challenges, and experiences, through the exchange of information and knowledge from stakeholders including local communities, tourism villages organizations, tour operator, and local government. Strengthening the…

GSTC Emerging Destinations Workshop 2-3 November 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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The development of new, "emerging" destinations provide many vital benefits to the nation's tourism by spreading the revenue to more communities and households, providing authenticity and mitigating over-crowding at popular mature destinations. The two-day workshop is held on 2-3 November 2017, immediately after the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism (31 October - 1 November) conducted…

Australian Short Courses Scholarships Awards in Indonesia

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             Australia Awards in Indonesia offer short study scholarship for Sustainable Tourism for Local Development program  to the perpetrators of the tourism sector in 12 provinces: South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku, North Maluku, NTB, NTT, Papua, And West Papua. The program consists of…


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Dramatic canyon-like gorges stretch up from the river that gives the Doubs Nature Park its name. Amid the highland pastures of Gruyere Pays-d'Enhaut Regional Nature Park that are the source of many fine cheeses, 700 alpine huts can still be found. And in the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch, over a quarter of the park's area is…

Comparative Study to Special Region of Yogyakarta

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On 29-31 August 2016, Indecon with Bank Indonesia and the manager of Sawarna Tourism Village did the comparative study to visit some tour destination in Yogyakarta and Central Java. The comparative study was done by visiting the Ancient Volcano Ecotourism Region Nglanggeran Village in Gunungkidul District, Baros Mangrove Conservation Area in Bantul District, as well…

Lifeguard Training in Sawarna

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Sawarna Village with its 2.500 hectares area has a beautiful landscape which consists of tropical rainforest, beaches, hills, caves, ricefields, and traditional ports. That landscape makes Sawarna Village becomes a beautiful tourist destination. Beaches, such as Ciantir Beach, Tanjung Layar Beach, Legon Pari Beach, and Karang Taraje Beach are Sawarna’s main tourist attractions. Sawarna is…

Increasing Self Capacity Through English Language Skills

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The constraint the use of English in Mbeliling, Ruteng, and Jerebu'u is still strongly felt. English language skills for tour players is still uneven and limited to individuals. Therefore it takes an effort to master of a foreign language, either individually or in groups. The problem that frequently arises is when there is someone who…


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Sapa OChau 5

The mountainous region of Sapa in northern Vietnam is regularly voted one of the most picturesque in the whole world. Defined by the terraced rice paddies that shape every hill, and enshrouded in mist for 150 or more days a year, the experience for visiting tourists is quite ethereal. The reality on the ground is…