Governor: Tourism Aceh Potential Continually Improved
21 September 2016
Banda Aceh – Aceh Government continue to improve and maximize those resources and abundant natural resources, whether in the form of mineral deposits, such as oil, natural gas, gold and various other types of mines, as well as a variety of potential natural attractions.
The statement was said by the Governor of Aceh, Zaini Abdullah, in his brief speech in front of participants Coordination Meeting of Culture and Tourism at Ballroom Hermes Palace Hotel, Monday, September 19, 2016.
“Aceh is rich with charm and diversity of art and culture, relics of past Islamic history, heritage tsunami that has worldwide, as well as a variety of culinary Aceh which has become a tourist attraction of the archipelago,” said the Governor.
The man who is familiarly called Doto Zaini was revealed, Aceh has around 803 tourism place and 774 sites and cultural heritage that scattered in various areas throughout Aceh. The entire tourism potential will be a magnet for tourists to come to the area known as the Verandah of Mecca. “A variety of tourism potential will continue to empower wisely and always maintaining local cultural values and environmental balance.”
As known, the Aceh still depends on the transfer of funds from government, such as the General Allocation Fund (DAU), Special Autonomy Fund (Autonomy) and Additional Revenue Sharing from Oil and Gas (TDBH Migas).
“Now, Aceh was looking for sources of other productive budgeting, one of them is the tourism sector. We prepare when transfer SAF and TDBH Migas ends. Tourism is the leading sector in Aceh will continue development, “added Zaini.
Development on the tourism sector to be encouraged seriously by the Government of Aceh. The efforts have resulted in the inclusion of Aceh as one of the nominees in the National Halal Tourism Competition 2016 organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia.
“The entry of Aceh in the nomination as” Culture Friendly Destinations 2016 Top Muslim Travelers “course became a pride for the people of Aceh,” added Doto Zaini.
On the occasion, the Governor also expressed thanks and appreciation for the welcome community that so enthusiastic voting and encourage online voting, whether through print, or electronic, such as Social Media. “Hopefully Aceh was selected as a winner, and will represent Indonesia in the event the World Halal Travel Awards 2016 in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), while supporting the government’s program to reach 20 million number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in the Year 2019.”
To develop the tourism sector, the Government of Aceh has placed the tourism sector as a portfolio of business. It is implemented through a new travel branding, namely ‘The Light of Aceh’ or ‘Light of Aceh’. Branding later this will always be coupled in harmony with the ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ or ‘Pesona Indonesia’. [AZ|AW]