Indonesia's Olympic Committee Admits Country Has Fallen Short Of Sports Tourism Potential
Indonesian Olympic Committee President Rita Subowo said that the "development of Indonesia's rich potential for sports tourism has been hampered by obstacles," according to the JAKARTA POST. Subowo listed "several factors hindering the local development of sports tourism." Subowo said, "We still lack promotion, media exaggeration about security and a lack of government’s attention." She added that a blueprint to develop sports tourism in the country "has yet to be developed." Subowo pointed out that there was a "need to capitalize on the tourism opportunities from sports events held in the nation" (JAKARTA POST, 12/22).