Aceh, Dec. 20 -- The Aceh administration has stated that Indonesia's western outermost island, designated as a National Tourism Strategic Area, has become the main world cruise tour destination.

"The city of Sabang and Aceh Province, in general, are among the world's cruise tourist destinations," Head of the Aceh Tourism and Culture Office Amiruddin stated at a Focus Group Discussion on Tourism Promotion Development here on Thursday.

Tourism business players from Banda Aceh and Sabang took part in a focus group discussion.

"The presence of cruise ships in Sabang has had positive economic impacts for the locals, especially for tourism industry players in the area," Amiruddin pointed out.

The Aceh provincial administration expressed hope ...