17 October 2017

Task 3 : What Are the Ways to Promote A Tourist Attraction?

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there are so many things to do if you want to promote a tourist attraction, especially for you country. because if you successfully promoted the places, so the tourist will come to the place and will increase some of local's incomes. So, here are the ways to promote a tourist attraction :


Consider what makes your town or city unique. Often, tourist are interested in the things they can do and see in your town/city, more than the location of the town or city itself. Focus on activities or attractions that are specific to your town. Even a small or strange attraction could attract visitors and bring attention to the town, from the world's largest paper clip to a man made wave in a river. After that, you can work with a tourism planning committee and narrow your focus on the top three things your town has to offer. The more specific, rather than generic, you can be, the more likely your town will be of interest to tourists.

A good way to do marketing plan is to determine target marketing segments. Define market areas that will draw the most visitors, like a well known hiking trail, an important historical site, or a museum. Then divide these areas into trip length categories (overnight trips, extended trips, business trips, or family trips).


Create some promotional materials, like t-shirts, hats, stickers, and flags with the town slogan and branding. Tourists sometimes interested to buy those things for souvenirs. 

One of the best ways to promote the town is to create radio and television ads, focusing on the slogan for the town and the points discussed in the marketing plan. Also, you can make a tourist map. This is another great way to promote the town, the maps can include a brief description  of key attractions and sites, as well as activities tourists can do at these locations.

Another ways to get tourist's attention is do a promotional draw or contest. By offering them a free incentive to explore the town. Create a scavenger hunt around the town and offer a prize to the winners.


If your town or city doesn't already have a website, make a website with a simple, easy to use template. A good way to get more traffic to the website is to create a blog section on the site and make sure it is updated regularly.

Creating a Facebook page is easier to do than building a website and allows you to make friends quickly. Posting a new image of the town or a few words about an upcoming event will also ensure your friends notice the page on their Newsfeeds.

Promote the town on other social media platforms like Twitter or Instagram, or maybe you can create a Youtube page. This will help you track if the town is trending among users or not and keep the page professional and use easy to search terms, such as the name of the town and the activity or event.

Don't forget to use an app to promote events and attractions. The app can be programmed to showcase hotels, restaurants, shopping, and events, as well as other important tourism information like directions, the location of information centers and public restrooms and suggested itineraries.

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09 October 2017


whenever you go abroad or visit another country for traveling you may need passport and visa. before traveling, you have to know the differences between a passport and a visa. also, I would like to explain about the procedures to make a passport or visa.


A passport is issued to a country's citizens for international travel and identification. It is always used to verify one's country of citizenship. If traveling outside your country, it is used to regain entry into your country of citizenship.

  • A passport includes a photo of you, your name, birthdate, gender, and physical characteristics.
  • For U.S citizens, some countries only require a passport for re-entry. Other countries may require a visa before entry. You should confirm if a country-specific visa is required before traveling.
  • Diplomats and government officials are granted different passports than what's given to regular travelers.

  • A visa is an endorsement placed on a passport granting the holder official permission to enter, leave or stay in a country for a specified time period
  • The most common visa types are tourist, student, work and transit visas.
  • Depending on where you are traveling, a visa can be valid for a single or multiple visits.
  • Some visas require an application to be filled prior to entering the country and other visas are granted upon entering the country
  • Certain countries require an interview or medical screening prior to applying for a visa.



  • go to immigration website www.imigrasi.go.id
  • click the online application and you'll go to the menu
  • prepare all your documents (ID card, family card, and birth certificate/graduation certificate/marriage certificate) or for the simple way, you can scan all of those documents into a folder. The size must not over 1.8MB
  • fill in the online application form and upload your documents
  • after date, you can pick a date to come to the immigration office
  • after you finished, you will get the receipt for your online application submission with a QR code and other information. You must print out the receipt.
  • at the immigration office, you have to bring all of the documents that are required and go to the registration locket to get your documents verified by the worker.
  • hand all of the copies of the documents to the worker.
  • you have to make a payment first, after that you will take a photo of you and do the biometric scan
  • you will do an interview with the worker
  • after you finished the interview, you may get your new passport after 4 days.


What exactly is a visa?
Essentially, a travel visa is a document that shows you’re allowed to enter a specific country, for a specific length of time, to do a specific thing such as tour or study or work. Unless they submit a waiver, our government requires visitors from other countries to get a visa before visiting the U.S.
With regards to American tourists, some countries require visas, some do not, and some base the need for a visa on your length of stay. 

Do I need one?
First, visit the “Americans Traveling Abroad” page of the U.S. State Department website to see if the country you’re visiting requires a visa. There, you’ll view the specific “entry requirements” for that nation.
Almost without question, countries in the Schengen Area — a coalition of 26 mostly European countries as far north as Norway and as far south as Greece — allow tourists to visit for up to 90 days without a visa. Check the websites of these nations’ consulates, but it’s fairly certain you won’t need a visa to enter them.
Lots of non-European destinations (China, Brazil, and Vietnam, for example) require a visa no matter how long you’re staying. 

What’s my first move?
When hunting for visa applications online, you’ll want to start at the embassy or consulate website for the nation you’re visiting. Typically, you’ll fill out visa application forms online, print and mail them in, or hand deliver them to the nation’s local consulate.
After processing your documents, the consulate will mail you a visa that attaches into your passport. On average, the process takes anywhere from two weeks to two months.

What will it cost?
You’ll usually have to send a money order or check along with your visa application. Typical visas range in cost from $50 to $200. For example, a Brazilian visa costs $160, and an Indian visa costs $76, barring additional fees.

Can I make the process faster?
If you’re in a pinch, there are agencies that will fill out paperwork and secure a visa for you at lightening speed— sometimes even overnight. Service fees are about $100 to $300 per visa, but if you’re in a hustle or overwhelmed with documents, they may be worth it.

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04 October 2017

Task 1 : Types of Tourism

Before we discuss about types of tourism, you have to know what tourism is. Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating hours.

There are so many kinds of tourism, but I will mention 5 types only. So here it is :

1. Culinary Tourism

    Culinary tourism is defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences. By combining travel with these edible experiences, culinary tourism offers both locals and tourists alike an authentic taste of place in the bountiful province.

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    It includes any tourism experience in which a person learns about, appreciates, consumes, or-dare we say-indulges in food and drink that reflects the local cuisine, heritage, or culture of a place. Culinary tourism is not limited to gourmet food. In fact, we like to use the term 'food tourism' more often than not just to keep it from feeling elitist. It is about what's unique, authentic and memorable about the food stories of their regions have to tell. This includes the farmers, the cheese mongers, fishermen, brewers, winemakers, and everyone in between.

example :  Local/Regional Food and Wine Festivals and Events; Grower-Restaurant Partnerships; Visiting a production facility/factory/smokehouse; Food Harvest, etc.


There's no one, all-encompassing definition of cultural tourism. Simply put, cultural tourism means experiencing a cultural activity while outside of your home community. This simple definition includes a full range of travelers and activities.

example :
  • Heritage Trail uses art to link people, trail, river, and heritage (historic waterways through New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine).
  • The Great Western Muse Cruise (electronic showcase of Canadian arts and culture - presented in a format for travelers)

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Domestic tourism is defined as tourism involving residents of one country traveling within that country and domestic tourism expenditure incurred as a direct result of this activity. It includes the spending that occurs while en-route and at the places visited as well as the expenditure taken prior to the trip preparation of the trip

example :

  • Domestic & Foreign Tourism in Indonesia Expected to Rise at Year-End
  • Tourism in Indonesia : 9.3 Million Foreign Visitors Expected in 2014


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Religious tourism, also commonly referred to as faith tourism, is a type of tourism, where people travel individually or groups for pilgrimage, missionary, or leisure (fellowship) purposes. The world's largest form of mass religious tourism takes place at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Modern religious tourists are able to visit holy cities and holy sites around the world. The most famous holy cities are Mecca, Medina, Karbala, Fatima, Jerusalem and the Vatican City.

example :

  • Great Mosque of Mecca
  • the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Cova da Iria
  • the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City
  • the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
  • the Western Wall in Jerusalem
  • the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome


Medical tourism refers to people traveling to a country other that their own to obtain medical treatment. In the past this usually referred to those who traveled from less-developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries for treatment unavailable at home

However, in recent years it may equally refer to those from developed countries who travel to developing countries for lower priced medical treatments.

example :

Medical tourism most often is for surgeries (cosmetic or otherwise) or similar treatments, though people also travel for dental tourism or fertility tourism. People with rare conditions may travel to countries where the treatment is better understood. However, almost all types og health care are available, including psychiatry, alternative medicine, convalescent care, and even burial services.

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