JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesia has been chosen to host the 42nd World Tourism Day on September 27, 2022, in Bali for the first time.
In a press release, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said that World Tourism Day can boost Indonesia to realize a more sustainable tourism development agenda.
"The celebration of World Tourism Day 2022 is a very strategic momentum for Indonesia to realize a more sustainable future tourism agenda and ideals," said Sandiaga his statement, Sunday, September 25, 2022.
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Sandiaga said this year's WTD was celebrated as a transition to recognize tourism as an important pillar for national economic recovery post-pandemic.
This WTD celebration will feature a multi-stakeholder discussion panel with the theme “Rethinking Tourism as a Key Element on Recovery” and also a discussion with the theme “The Tourism We Want” which will be led by representatives from the tourism sector in Bali.
Event organizers expect around 200 to 300 representatives of UNWTO member countries, G20 Tourism Ministers, guest countries, international organizations, national and international tourism stakeholders will attend to strengthen the celebrations and key messages of World Tourism Day.
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“Of course, this World Tourism Day celebration belongs to all of us, the Indonesian people as part of the world community. And the success of World Tourism Day 2022 will be the success of all of us and all Indonesian tourism people," he said.
Acting Deputy for Resources and Institutions of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Frans Teguh, added that through this activity, it is hoped that tourism can play a key role in diverting the nation to a better direction.
"This means that tourism belongs to us all and we want to encourage and ensure that together we build the nation through tourism," said Frans.
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WTD2022 carries the theme "Rethinking Tourism," where stakeholders in the tourism sector unite their vision and mission through creative ideas or ideas that are oriented towards "people" and "planet" to strengthen resilience.
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