First Overseas Visit, Sandiaga Selects Australia for Indonesian Tourism Promotion

- 07 April 2022 00:20 WIB
Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno made a working visit to Australia met with the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia, The Hon Dan Tehan. This is Sandi's first overseas visit during his tenure.
Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno made a working visit to Australia met with the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia, The Hon Dan Tehan. This is Sandi's first overseas visit during his tenure.

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno made a working visit to Australia. This is Sandi's first overseas visit during his tenure.

During his visit to Australia, Sandi met with the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia, The Hon Dan Tehan to promoted a number of tourist destinations in Indonesia that can be visited by tourists from Australia.

"This is the first trip abroad as Tourism and Creative Economy Minister, and directly to Australia, because the number of Australian tourists who come to Indonesia is so large, even Bali has become their second home," said Sandi in Melbourne, Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the number of Australian tourist arrivals to Indonesia was quite significant. It was recorded that in 2019 there were around 1.4 million tourists who visited. Then, it decreased in February 2021 to 220 tourists.

"When we meet, the Australian Minister said that Indonesia was so beautiful. And we realize that COVID-19 has had a big impact on tourism in both countries," explained Sandi.

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Sandi emphasized that Indonesia does not only have Bali as a tourist destination for Australians. More than that, Indonesia has a row of beautiful tourist destinations with natural and cultural wealth that is attached to its local wisdom. Of course this will make Australian tourists more interested in coming to Indonesia.

"With Indonesia as the G20 presidency, of course this will have an impact on the revival of tourism and the creative economy. Moreover, the tourism and creative economy sectors have opened up huge job opportunities," he said.

Sandi hopes that his visit can strengthen more intensive cooperation in tourism and the creative economy with Australia in the future.

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Editor: Mukhtar Wijaya

Source: Kemenparekraf.go.id

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