Coordinating Minister Airlangga asks each village to work on potential sectors that can help the community

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe government continues to encourage the tourism sector, in particular the development of town globally competitive tourism, with the aim of increasing foreign exchange earnings and national employment.

Coordinating Ministry of Economy said one of the efforts was holding the Anugerah party Tourist Village 2022 on the theme “Indonesia Rises” by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Minister responsible for the coordination of economic affairs Airlangga Hartarto appreciates all parties involved, including the 3,419 tourist villages across Indonesia and the tourist villages that are among the top 50.

“I hope every village or region should consider the strategic and potential sectors that can be developed or named to be able to provide valuable benefits and produce high productivity for regional development to improve welfare. people,” Airlangga said in an official statement from the Coordinating Ministry of Economy received in Jakarta on Monday, October 31, 2022.

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For information, the number of foreign tourist visits to Indonesia has reached 510 246 visit in August 2022, which is the highest achievement of the past year.

In addition, the accommodation, food and beverage business area increased by 9.76%. from year to year (yoy) in the second quarter of 2022.

Thus, this achievement also has an impact on the Indonesian economy which is developing a little resilient above 5% for the last three quarters, accompanied by a contained inflation rate amid runaway inflation in various countries.

“We are grateful that Indonesian tourism, according to the World Economic Forum, has grown rapidly. In just 18 months, Indonesia’s tourism ranking has risen to 32nd from 44th previously. For the first time, Indonesia surpasses Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam in the ranking. Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2021,” Airlangga said.

Furthermore, Airlangga advised all parties to make the most of the growth momentum in the tourism sector.

He said all parties should keep innovating to create a tourist village with global competitiveness, so that it can attract foreign tourists and be able to compete globally. “From the village for Indonesia, get up,” he said.

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