- The awakening of sustainable Indonesian tourism: the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is back at the World Travel Market London 2022
LONDON, Nov. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MoTCE) and Indonesian tourism stakeholders will participate in the world's second largest tourism exhibition, World Travel Market London 2022, at the Exhibition Center London from November 7 to 9, 2022, at "Wonderful Indonesia's" pavilion stand AS900.
Since February 2022, Indonesia has opened its doors to foreign visitors. Initiatives to boost the tourism sector include a special tourist visa on arrival for 86 countries, visa-free for ASEAN countries, second residence visa and PCR test exemptions for healthy travelers and quarantine for travelers with all vaccinations.
"One factor that attracts international visitors is convenient visa services. Indonesia expects to receive 3.5 to 7.4 million foreign visitors in 2023. For eligible international visitors, a valid second residence visa for 5 to 10 years it can be a door to a niche market," said Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Indonesia's Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy.
Marketing Deputy Ni Made Ayu Marthini added: "Indonesia's tourism industry can seize this opportunity to attract the European and UK markets by continuously building safe, comfortable and competitive tourism destinations, emphasizing quality and sustainability.
36 participants from the tourism industry, including travel agencies, tour operators, destination management companies and hotel chains in Indonesia, are participating in WTM 2022 to offer various tour packages, such as Bali and Indonesia's five super priority destinations: Borobudur in Central Java, Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, and Likupang in North Sulawesi. This event is targeting 29,500 transactions, or the equivalent of US$20,578,512.
"We are creating post-pandemic tourism products that are smaller, tailored, personalized and localized. With sustainable tourism, one area of focus is the creation of Tourist Villages, Theme Villages and Creative Cities," Sandiaga said.
The increasingly popular Tourism Village program has a 30% increase in interest rates. Currently, there are 85,000 villages in Indonesia, of which 7,500 are tourist destinations.
To promote Indonesian spices and cuisine abroad, the government is developing networks of Indonesian restaurants abroad through the "Indonesia Spice Up the World" program and is targeting an export value of spices and condiments of 2 billion US dollars and activates 4,000 restaurants by 2024.
Cecep Rukendi, Director of Tourism Marketing for the EMEAA region
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
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