2023 Will Be A Good Year For Indonesian Tourism

According to a recent article in Tempo, President Jokowi is anticipating that 2023 will be a good year to revitalize and expedite the growth of Indonesia’s tourism industry, with the government planning to hold several prominent tourism events.

“This year will be a moment of revival for Indonesian tourism,” he remarked virtually at the launch of the Karisma Event Nusantara (KEN) Festival 2023 on Saturday.

The government has also launched the Proud of Indonesia-Made Products National Movement (Gernas BBI) to get more people to visit domestic tourism destinations, thus the number of domestic tourists is expected to double compared to 2022, say Tempo.

To achieve these goals, collaboration and cooperation are required so that the quality of destinations is improved, more attractive tourism activities and events are held, and business competitiveness through innovation and creativity are increased, the President said.

“This year, there will be 110 KEN (festivals) as well as 65-sports, music, and creative events held all over Indonesia, which can be a magnet to attract as many foreign and domestic tourists as possible to come and enjoy the uniqueness of tourism throughout this country,” he added.

Jokowi said he believes that efforts to improve tourism facilities and infrastructure, facilitate transportation and connectivity, as well as strengthen the preparedness of human resources and accommodation will help make the tourism and creative economy sectors script a stronger recovery, report Tempo.

Previously, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said that the government will hold several international events to achieve this year’s target of 7.4-million international tourist arrivals and earn USD 500-million in foreign exchange from sports tourism.

It has been confirmed that several international-level sports events will be held in Indonesia in 2023, including the F1 Powerboat, the U-20 FIFA World Cup, the FIBA ​​World Cup, the ANOC World Beach Games, the MotoGP, as well as the World Superbike (WSBK) race.

Source: Tempo. Photo: BPMI Setpres

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