JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Ministry of Tourism held a webinar series 1 titled "Road to World Tourism Day: Rethinking Tourism" as an effort to increase public awareness and participation in the 42nd edition of the World Tourism Day celebration which will be held in Bali on 27 September 2022.
In the webinar held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, Minister of Tourism Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno reminded viewers that September 27 was commemorated as World Tourism Day, and this year Indonesia was appointed to host the celebration of World Tourism Day for the first time.
The webinar presented several speakers including academics; Myra Puspasari Gunawan; DPP GIPI (Indonesian Tourism Industry Association) Bali, Ralph M; Representative of the Bali Tourism Board, Sidharta Putra; and the Gianyar Tourism Community, Mangku Nyoman Kandia. This event discussed issues related to the theme of World Tourism Day, namely "Rethinking Tourism."
Deputy for Resources, Frans Teguh, said that the appointment of Indonesia as the host of the World Tourism Day celebration deserves to be greeted with joy and support, cooperation, and public participation, which in this case is aimed at local governments to make World Tourism Day 2022 a success.
On that occasion, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy appealed to the Head of Regional Offices and their staff to help socialize the World Tourism Day video, the use of the World Tourism Day logo at regional events, and appealed to local hotels that became regional authorities to also display the World Tourism Day video.
In addition, the Ministry of Tourism hopes that there will be regional events dedicated to World Tourism Day such as reforestation, eco-action, river cleaning, or other activities.
"Currently environmental sustainability is a prerequisite, investors are also looking for places where environmental sustainability is better," said Myra Puspasari in a press release published on kemenparekraf.go.id, Thursday, August 25, 2022.
Meanwhile, a Representative of the Bali Tourism Board, Sidharta Putra, said that tourism that does not damage nature, culture, and customs will be the basic capital in developing tourism in a sustainable direction.
The speakers also agreed that quality and sustainable tourism will be the main focus of post-pandemic tourism. The downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic provides an understanding of the importance of protecting the environment with discipline and wisdom.