Monday, August 3, 2009

Bali to Bolster East Timor

BTB to work closely with Dili…

The Chairman of the Bali Tourism Board (BTB), Ngurah Wijaya, welcomed the development of closer tourism cooperation between Bali and East Timor’s capital, Dili, and increasing accessibility between those two destinations, a Bali Discovery report has said.

Wijaya reportedly told Indonesia’s Antara news agency that there were many synergies between the two destinations. “This is very interesting; we can exchange our tourism destinations by presenting them in joint destination packages.

Dili has long been known in Bali as a key destination and the many international workers assigned in Dili spend their holidays in Bali,” Wijaya said. Wijaya called for a phased approach to developing Bali-Dili tourism, via a sharing of skills and knowledge from Bali’s advanced tourism industry.

Dili is currently served from Bali by Merpati Nusantara, which operates daily flights. Dili is also connected by international flights from Darwin, which recently saw Indonesia’s national carrier, Garuda, cease direct flights to Bali.

The above article is taken from Travel Daily Asia.

No comments: