The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy held a media discussion featuring the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio and his Deputy Minister, Angela Tanoesudibjo, in Jakarta on Tuesday (11/05/2019). In the discussion, Wishnutama said that the tourism industry can become a source of welfare for the Indonesian people if it is managed properly.
"So the natural wealth and beautiful scenery is a gift from God but with our ability to manage it, package it, it will create attraction and will become a sustainable source of welfare. This is also an extraordinary potential because Tourism and the creative economy being the core of this nation, can earn foreign exchange with a very extraordinary future,"said Wishnutama.
Minister Wishnutama added that Ambon City in Maluku Province is a good example for the tourism industry after being designated as the City of Music some time ago. For this reason, the Ministry of Tourism and Crative Economy can assist the City in developing infrastructure to various tourist destinations in Ambon City. This is also a manifestation of a real collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy to trigger the younger generation of Ambonese to be more creative in preserving their traditional music and culture and attracting more foreign tourists visit. (VOI/NK/AHM)