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Bali Sun-Seekers Make Way for Digital Nomads, Spiritual Tourists

  • Indonesia seeks travelers who will stay longer and spend more
  • Special five-year visa for digital nomads still in the works
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Uno On Indonesia's Tourism Boom
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Bali’s bars and beaches may have to take the backseat as Indonesia looks to promote its spiritual getaways and booming tech scene to lure longer-staying, higher-spending travelers back to its islands.

Ecological tourism, sporting events and a special five-year visa for remote workers should bring 3.6 million overseas travelers back to the archipelago now that borders have reopened, Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno said in an interview on Monday. This should help create over 1 million jobs for Indonesians, he added.