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Go On a Virtual Tour of Indonesia and Visit Popular Tourist Sites This Month

November 6, 2020, 08.08 PM – In November, domestic and international travelers can partake in a virtual tour of Indonesia visiting sites like Raja Ampat and Lake Toba.

A range of beloved tourist destinations in Indonesia including Komodo National Park, Borobudur Temple, Mount Rinjani, and Gorontalo are included in the upcoming educational and tourism event.

Dubbed ‘Virtual Indonesia,’ the virtual tour of Indonesia is a partnership between Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy,, Sebumi, Atourin, Destinazones, and Botubarani Whale Shark Tourism.

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The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy's Deputy of Tourism Products and Events Rizki Handayani said that the event aims to introduce the many tourist destinations in Indonesia to an audience who miss the experience of traveling.

CEO of, Julius Bramanto added that his hope is for all stakeholders to contribute in rebuilding Indonesia’s tourism sector.

“That way we can create a positive and sustainable impact which benefits society, nature, and local culture.”

Distinct stories

Julius highlighted how selecting the tourist sites that will be featured during ‘Virtual Indonesia’ was based on the distinctive stories each destination had to share.

The tourist destination of Gorontalo was chosen for the virtual tour of Indonesia because of the whale sharks swimming in its waters, an aspect unique to Indonesia.

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During the digital tour, audience members will be accompanied by a tour guide from Botubarani Whale Shark Tourism.

“We offer a special type of tourism activity for individuals with a genuine interest in seeing whale sharks,” said Sukirman Tilahunga, a representative of the Botubarani Whale Shark Tourism.

Prior to the pandemic, domestic and international travelers had three options to see whale sharks — by snorkeling, diving, or by boat.

Whale sharks are an endangered species and are protected by the Indonesian government.


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