Travelers from the United States only know Bali than Indonesia

Delivered by a professor of humanities at the University of Maryland

Legian Beach, Bali

Bali is in Indonesia and became one of the provinces in the archipelago, the country that its shores are often visible row of coconut trees with leaves waving calling the fishermen who will go to the sea.

Country with lots of white sandy beaches, but less well known in the United States, and do not be surprised if some of the travelers from the land of “Uncle Sam” only know Bali. So that it is in accordance with the statement, correctly, that travelers from the United States only know Bali than Indonesia.

As described above, Barbara Russell, a professor of humanities at the University of Maryland in the United States, said, "When I returned to Canada, where I come from and to the United States where my 20 years of living, most know Bali as countries in the region Pacific region. in fact, Bali is part of Indonesia which has the fourth largest population in the world and will definitely surprise the people, especially in the northern parts of America."

This statement becomes part of an article written by her in the news sites The Jakarta Post.

Citing the travel sites, KompasTravel, she said the American tourists who come to Indonesia generally only focus has been to Bali which is known as a tourist destination globally.

The addition of her review, she believes that the majority of tourists of the United States, more knows Bali as a specific country with the shape of the island and tropical climates in the Pacific region.

Furthermore, she said, "More than 75 million Americans go abroad each year. Only about 7 percent to Asia, it was about 5 million people. However, only a fraction of the number who visited Indonesia."

Kecak Dance, Uluwatu, Bali

Many parties, including the tourism ministry argues matching, as stated by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, "Indonesia is less known than Bali. Agreed, although not as extreme as that. Be aware of this that we are doing a branding campaign in the United States, including those currently four large billboard that being displayed in New York."

Bali popularity is undeniable, but Bali can be an entry point for tourists from the United States to get to know other tourist areas.

And now, the minister is more confident, because the facts show can change this time, the number of tourist arrivals from the United States in August rose rapidly, which is 48.17 percent, compared to August 2015. All right, then. Welcome to the country with the white sandy beach!

Source: W Adityo Prodjo - KompasTravel, The Jakarta Post
Image: Aughie Pangastuty, M Paath Djojonegoro


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