East Nusa Tenggara preps digital library to promote tourism

The Jakarta Post | April 01, 2019

As the country doubles its efforts to attract more tourists through various avenues, the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) administration has prepared a digital library dedicated to resources on local tourism.The region’s Creative Economy and Tourism Agency head, Watan Darmawa, said such a move was expected to provide easy access to people looking to learn more about NTT’s natural wonders, which, in turn, would boost local tourism.“We are in the process of establishing a digital tourism library, which will be filled to the brim with various detailed information about tourism in NTT,” Watan said on Tuesday as quoted by Antara.He added that the potential of rapid digital development had to be harnessed to promote tourism more effectively.

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The point is that travel stereotypes and generalizations are now used as flippantly as hashtags, and if we’re not careful, we’ll drift worryingly deeper into regurgitated flimflam. Our perception of the planet and the countries and societies within won’t be shaped and reshaped by our on-going, individual experiences, but remain typecast in the response to our shared fear of bucking the trend. We risk cultural appropriation on an epic scale.

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The point is that travel stereotypes and generalizations are now used as flippantly as hashtags, and if we’re not careful, we’ll drift worryingly deeper into regurgitated flimflam. Our perception of the planet and the countries and societies within won’t be shaped and reshaped by our on-going, individual experiences, but remain typecast in the response to our shared fear of bucking the trend. We risk cultural appropriation on an epic scale.

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