World Tourism Day: An Opportunity To Build Momentum

Breaking Travel News are reporting on the 42nd World Tourism Day (WTD) 2022, which falls on September 27. This is the first time Indonesia has hosted the event, the celebrations for which will be held in Bali. Breaking Travel News suggest this is a crucial and strategic event for Indonesia to build momentum to realize its development agenda, which includes quality and sustainable tourism.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/ Head of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, stated that this year’s WTD is celebrated as a transition to tourism which will be recognized as an important pillar for the development and progress of tourism after the pandemic.

Therefore, the theme for WTD 2022 is “Rethinking Tourism,” in which, stakeholders in the tourism sector unite their vision and mission through creative ideas oriented towards ‘people’ and ‘planet’ to strengthen resilience. So that the tourism sector will not be vulnerable to disasters.

Since the pandemic hit the world, all stakeholders have realized that strengthening the basic foundation of tourism that puts forward ‘people’ (preparing a more resilient, superior and competitive society) and ‘planet’ (maintaining environmental sustainability and natural wealth) are an absolute thing that must be done by every tourism individual.

“So that the value of tourism itself will be even greater because it has a good impact not only on improving community’s welfare but also on the sustainability of our earth. For this reason, the celebration of World Tourism Day 2022 is a very strategic momentum for Indonesia to realize the agenda and ideals of a more sustainable future tourism,” according to Minister Sandiaga.

The celebration of WTD 2022 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.

It is projected that a total of 200 to 300-representatives of UNWTO member countries, G20 Tourism Ministers, guest countries, international organizations, national and international tourism stakeholders will be present to strengthen the celebrations and key messages of WTD 2022.

“Of course, the celebration of this World Tourism Day 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 added.

Acting Deputy for Resources and Institutions of the MOTCE, Frans Teguh, added that through this activity, it is expected that tourism can be part of building the nation in a better direction.

“This means that tourism belongs to us all and we want to encourage and ensure to build the nation together through tourism,” Frans said.

 

Source: Breaking Travel News

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