Grab Operates in Danau Toba, Supports Wonderful Indonesia

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  • The view of the western part of Lake Toba. TEMPO | Iil Askar Mondza

    The view of the western part of Lake Toba. TEMPO | Iil Askar Mondza

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Grab Indonesia and the Danau Toba Authority Agency has inaugurated the Grab Toba operational activities and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the acceleration of Danau Toba tourism development.

    The inauguration of Grab Toba was done by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Director of the Danau Toba Authority Agency Arie Prasetyo, and President of Grab Indonesia Ridzki Kramadibrata at Tobasa on Friday, September 6, 2019.

    The inauguration event was also attended and witnessed b a number of Regents from regencies around Danau Toba, strategic partners and hundreds of Grab drivers in the Laguboti District, Toba Samosir Regency, North Sumatera.

    Previously, as many as 300 drivers of GrabRent Toba have received traning on how to be a tour guide from the Tobasa Regency Tourism Agency and other experts.

    With the transportation services cooperation, it is hoped that tourists from both domestic and international can be accommodated better.

    The strategic cooperation with the Tourism Ministry through the Danau Toba Authority Agency is the continuation of a cooperation between Grab and the Tourism Ministry to support Wonderful Indonesia program.

    Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said that the cooperation is a concrete form of commitment from Grab to help the acceleration of the tourism sector in Danau Toba, which is one of five super priority destination in Indonesia.

    "I really appreciate this because it is in line with President [Joko Widodo] to prioritize the development of 5 tourism destination cross sector and integrated on 2020," Luhut said in apress release received and quoted by Bisnis on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

    Director of the Danau Toba Authority Agency Arie Prasetyo who represent the Tourism Ministry said that collaboration between the Tourism Ministry and Grab in supporting the Wonderful Indonesia program is expected to help achieve the one million tourist visit to Danau Toba.

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