adisBali.com, Bedugul, Tabanan - The Ministry of Culture and Tourism through Badan Pengembangan Sumber Daya Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata (BPSDKP) or the Development Agency for Cultural Resources and Tourism held a debriefing of culture and tourism for the community, especially for journalists, in the Eka Karya Botanical Garden of Bedugul, Tabanan regency, Bali province from June 1st to June 2nd 2011 in an effort to increase the capacity and the quality of news reportage of the journalists in Bali.
The Bali tourism journalism training 2011 participated by 40 journalists from various print and electronic media in Bali is aimed to develop the skills of the Indonesian press members so that they will have an insight into the dynamics of tourism as well as skills in making quality news reports so that it can help to provide some positive informations and positive images to improve the image of the Indonesian tourism. The journalists were also expected to be a bridge for the achievement of understanding in the management of tourism in Indonesia.
The Bali tourism journalism training 2011 which lasted for two days includes the discussion of the material foundations of tourism journalism by Prof. Darmaputra (senior journalist and observer) and Mr. Sigit Purnomo ( senior correspondent from TVRI Bali ). Issues related to the world of tourism in Indonesia, which compared with overseas tourism sector were also addressed in a discussion session led by the Chief of BPSDKP, Professor I Gde Pitana.
In addition, the journalists were also carrying out an on-site news report at some of the tourist areas such as Desa Wisata Krobokan ( the Tourism Village of Krobokan ), Wisata Tirta ( Tirta Tour ), Strawberry Garden, Eka Karya Botanical Garden in Bedugul and Family recreation tour.
The Bali tourism journalism training 2011 was coordinated by the chairman of the Association of the Indonesian Journalists / Asosiasi Jurnalis Indonesia (AJI) Bali, Rofiqi Hasan, and also socialized on overview of the potential tourist attractions in the Tabanan regency by the head of the Department of Tourism of the Tabanan regency . (Photo and report by: Satoshi Hashigawa)