Indonesia to cut docking fee at Benoa cruise terminal – Business …
Benoa cruise terminal’s docking fees – between US$40,000 and $50,000 – had twice been compared with the fees at Indonesia’s marine tourism competitors Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, said Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said on Tuesday.
“We have to adjust it to $20,000 so we can compete with neighboring countries,” he said after meeting with Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Pandjaitan in Jakarta.
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In addition to Benoa Port, the government is also planning to upgrade four other ports to cruise ship terminals – Belawan Port in North Sumatera, Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta, Tanjung Perak Port in East Java and Soekarno Hatta Port in South Sulawesi.