Sunday, 18 November 2018 | 06:46 WIB

UNWTO Acknowledges Indonesia’s Achievement in Tourism

UNWTO Acknowledges Indonesia’s Achievement in Tourism

LONDON, NNC -  UNWTO (United Nations - The World Tourism Organization) appreciates the development of tourism in Indonesia, especially since the increase in the number of tourists is one of the fastest in the world.

This was stated by Deputy Secretary General of UNWTO, Jaime Alberto Cabal Saclamente during a meeting with Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya at the Indonesian booth at the London World Travel Market event.

"This fastest increase is the result of digital transformation. According to UNWTO, Indonesia can be a model for other countries to carry out digital tourism," Arief Yahya said.

The UNWTO delegation visited the Indonesian pavilion, followed by a meeting to discuss various strategic programs between the Ministry of Tourism and the UNWTO. 

Arief Yahya, who in the meeting was accompanied by Marketing Deputy II, Nia Niscaya delivered a presentation on the Visa Free policy, Sustainable Tourism Observatories and Conservatories, Go Digital, Story Telling on Tourism, and Homestay where since its general developments in 2016 have showed good results.

Sustainable tourism and digital tourism are interesting topics discussed. UNWTO fully supports the implementation of technology in the development of tourism in Indonesia, which is in line with the vision of UNWTO. 

"Sustainable Tourism Development in Indonesia is also highly appreciated by UNWTO through the development of 5 Sustainable Tourism Observatories (STOs) which continue to experience very good developments. This meeting is expected to further strengthen relations between Indonesia and the UNWTO," said Arief, in a press release on Thursday (11/8/2018).

On this occasion Arief Yahya also expressed his gratitude for the support of UNWTO and asked for the opportunity to send representatives from STP Bali and Bandung to the UNWTO "International Center" network.

UNWTO is one of the United Nations agencies dealing with world tourism issues whose headquarter is in Madrid, Spain. Formed in 1998, UNWTO now houses 158 countries as members.