03 January 2017

Plataran Indonesia Excited to Welcome 2017 - The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by The United Nations (UN)

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IYST 2017). The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism and, particularly of the designate on of an international year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations, and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world.“ IYST 2017 aims to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

Plataran Indonesia is a true Indonesian hospitality group that focuses on true Exoticism, Experience and Excellence of Indonesia. The company is committed to improve and give back by of programs that are aimed at preserving Indonesian culture as well as the elevating the livelihoods of its staff and local communities. Furthermore, as one of many great example of Plataran recognizing land and sea conservation as paramount importance, Plataran L’Harmonie – West Bali National Park has been awarded by Green Destination Organization in late 2016 as one of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World in consideration of the uniqueness and comprehensive sustainability of nature, international tourism, education, and culture of this project.

Yozua Makes, CEO of Plataran Indonesia commented: “As a company that started with a strong passion on environmental and cultural sustainability, we are excited to hear this initiative from the United Nations declaring 2017 as the year of sustainable tourism. Plataran L’Harmonie, developed with the involvement of world class sustainable development master planner Hitesh Mehta, has been recently nominated as 2016 Sustainable Destination Top 100, one of two sustainable destinations to represent Indonesia along with Misool Raja Ampat. It not only gave us the opportunity to promote Indonesia as world’s elite tourism destination but also as an accomplishing recognition for the team whose work on philosophy based on enhancing guest experiences while minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefits to the local community. With acknowledgment from United Nations on the importance of sustainable tourism development, Plataran Indonesia is looking forward to welcome the year of 2017 with optimism.“

To learn more about Plataran L’Harmonie and Plataran Indonesia please visit www.plataran.com.

Plataran Indonesia itself was founded in 2009 as an Indonesian company that houses various business units of tourism such as hotels, resorts, cruises, spas, restaurants, event venues and nature development area, spread across exotic regions in Indonesia. The word "Plataran" itself means "The God’s most favored place".


For more information on this press release and high resolution photographs, please contact:
Theresa Yudistira
Corp. Marketing Communications Manager
Plataran Indonesia
Jl. Brawijaya Raya No. 4, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160
Telp: (62-21) 722 1740 | Fax: (62-21) 2932 6191 | HP: 0821 2688 2512
E-mail: theresa.yudistira@plataran.com
www.plataran.com