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Indonesia becomes member of the executive council of the World Tourism Organization


Jakarta, IO – Indonesia was officially elected to the executive council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the 2023-27 term, representing countries in the East Asia and Pacific region.

According to information from the website of the Foreign Ministry, the election took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday (16/6). The other members are Japan, China and South Korea.

Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said Indonesia would actively promote the development of the tourism sector in the East Asia, ASEAN and Pacific regions.

“By focusing on sustainable tourism, human resources, digitalization and tourism transformation,” said Sandiaga.

Indonesia also becomes member of the task force on “Redesigning Tourism for The Future”, per Inews.

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Through this special work team, Indonesia has the opportunity to design the future of the global tourism sector. The concept is expected to have a positive impact on the global tourism sector, especially in Indonesia.

“The target is for the tourism industry to help revive our economy, accelerate our development, and create a total of 4.4 million jobs in 2024,” said Sandiaga. (un)


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