Antara News are reporting that Indonesia has been elected as a member of the Executive Board of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), representing the East Asia and Pacific region, for the 2023 to 2027 period.
Sandiaga Uno, Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, said the move shows that the global community trusts Indonesia to encourage the revival of the tourism sector.
“I am grateful and moved by the trust that has been given to Indonesia,” Uno said in a statement released on Tuesday.
Sandiaga said that Indonesia received 16-votes in the election, beating China who got 15-votes, Japan who got 14-votes, South Korea who got 12-votes and Thailand who got 11-votes, which means Indonesia will represent the East Asia and Pacific region on the executive board, alongside China, Japan, and South Korea, he added.
Sandiaga said that Indonesia and other members of the East Asia and Pacific region would be responsible for developing UNWTO programmes in the region, which will be reported to the organization’s General Assembly in October 2023, thereby strengthening Indonesia’s role in national and global tourism development, and as such he urged all stakeholders and citizens to unite for the progress of the tourism sector, say Antara News.
“The world has bestowed much recognition on us (Indonesia) … We are not just developing our own tourism, but also regional and global tourism,” he said.
Source: Antara News
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