THE LAUNCHING OF WONDERFUL INDONESIA AWARD 2017
It has been a year since the event of Anugerah Pesona Indonesia (API) was first launched in May 2016. After the completion of API 2016 activities marked with awarding night event held at Balai Soesilo Soedarman Gedung Sapta Pesona in September 2016, Organizing Committee conduct evaluation and improvement for the improvement of the event in the following years.
One of the improvements made is to provide an opportunity to all local governments at both the provincial and district/city levels to submit proposals for nominations to be included in the event. The Organizing Committee also involves various parties involved in the Tourism Sector such as Tourism Associations, Tourism Journalists, Bloggers, Observers and even from the Ministry of Tourism itself to become a the Selection Team for formulating and selecting of all nominated nominations.
For the number of categories contested also added from the previous 10 categories now into 15 categories. The new categories added are as follows :
1. Most Popular Traditional Village
2. Most Popular Traditional Drink
3. Most Popular Shopping Object
4. Most Popular Tourism Digital Promotion
In addition, in the implementation of voting also made additional access, if previously only can be done through web votes online, currently also has been opened voting through premium paid SMS. The voting period will be open on June 1, 2017 until 31 October 2017. Later the Wonderful Indonesia Award 2017 series of activities will be closed by awarding night which will be held in November 2017
All improvements and changes mentioned above have and will be applied and implemented in Wonderful Indonesia Award 2017. By sending the formal notification letter about the list of nominations to all Local Government as well as with the issuing of this Press Release then the Wonderful Indonesia Award 2017 has been officially launched.
Jakarta, May 5th 2017
Chairman of the Wonderful Indonesia Award 2017 Committee
Nanda Satria Azwar