The travel and tourism sector is set to generate 2.4 million new jobs in Indonesia, according to new data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released earlier this year.
Travel and tourism contributed 6.2 per cent of Indonesia’s GDP. Jakarta itself contributes 41 per cent of Indonesia’s travel and tourism.
Indonesian president Widodo has set an ambitious target to attract 20 million visitors in 2019, nearly double that of 2016. He also called for $20 billion in investment in the sector to support this rapid growth. In 2016, Indonesia granted visa-free access to nationals of 169 countries, opening up the country to more foreign visitors.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.