Press Release Number: 09/PR-ITDC/XI/2018

The Nusa Dua Bali - Indonesia, November 5th 2018  

ITDC (Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation/ PT. Pengembangan Pariwisata Indonesia (Persero)), confirms that between the Australian MotoGP held on Philip Island and the Malaysian Grand Prix, Mr Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports SL, along with the Sporting Director, Mr Carlos Ezpeleta, took a short break to visit the Island of Bali, staying at one of the five-star resorts at the Nusa Dua, a 350-ha integrated Tourism Estate, owned and managed by ITDC.  

During this time, Mr Ezpeleta and Mr Abdulbar M. Mansoer, CEO and President Director of ITDC, toured and enjoyed the facilities at the Nusa Dua and also embarked on a day trip to the Island of Lombok to visit the Mandalika, another tourism resort project currently under development by ITDC, situated in the Southern Coast of the Island. Specifically, for this tripDorna was visiting a possible location for hosting future Motorbike Race Events within the 1,175-ha integrated tourism estate.  

A statement from Mr Abdulbar M. Mansoer reads as follows 

Mr Carmelo Ezpeleta was primarily at the Nusa Dua for a well-deserved break at the Bali National Golf Club before heading out to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang. It was not his first time to the Island as he visited the Nusa Dua around 2 years prior beforehand. For this visit, during his busy schedule and on route between the two races, he wanted to visit Bali as well as Lombok, where we welcomed him to the Mandalika and presented a potential concept to host future Motorbike Race Events. His visit was brief, but we believe that he sincerely enjoyed his break and of course we would be very happy to welcome him back to Bali and Lombok in the near future.”  


PT Pengembangan Pariwisata Indonesia (Persero) or Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is a state-owned enterprise focused in creating new tourism destinations in Indonesia.  For over 40 years, ITDC has developed the Nusa Dua as a tourism area in Bali to be one of the world’s most prestigious tourism destinations.  Currently in the Nusa Dua, there are 19 starred hotels which offer 5,000+ hotel rooms, shopping centres, a museum, cultural venues, an 18-hole golf course, an international hospital and other tourism amenities.  With two international MICE facilities, the Nusa Dua has become host to various international large-scale events, including the UN Climate Change 2007, APEC 2013, Bali Democratic Forum, Miss World 2013 and recently the World Bank IMF Annual Meetings.  Consistently managed with an environmentally friendly concept, the Nusa Dua has earned various awards such as Kalpataru of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and certification of Tri Hita Karana of Tri Hita arana Bali Foundation, Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Award 2017 as well as ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award 2018. At the global level, in 2004, the Nusa Dua obtained the first Certification of Green Globe 21 Asia Pacific in the world for “Community Resort” category awarded by Green Globe Foundation, a global institution supported by the UN.  


The Mandalika, an Integrated Tourism Complex is situated in the South of Lombok, Indonesia next to the neighboring Island of Bali. The destination itself is designated a Special Economic Tourism Zone, encompassing a total area of 1.175 ha of prime Real Estate specifically dedicated for the development of an International Tourism Complex. With 16km of Beachfront, the Mandalika is managed under ITDC, which is known for the development and management of the Nusa Dua Tourism Complex in Bali, Indonesia.  


For further information: 
Miranti N. Rendranti (Corporate Secretary) / Ricky Baheramsjah (Head of Marketing and Investment Division) 
PT Pengembangan Pariwisata Indonesia (Persero)/Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) 

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