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Maryati

25
January

The leaders of a number of countries and a number of businessmen and environmentalists are discussing various economic issues which are expected to reduce this year. The world’s leaders are gathering and discussing the issues at the World Economic Forum, in Davos Switzerland from 22 to 23 january, 2019. Unlike previous years, at least 3 leaders of developed countries are not present at the World Economic Forum meeting which started to convene since 1971. The three absent leaders are British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emanuel Macron, and US President Donald Trump. Theresa May and Macron are not present at Davos due to crucial problems at home. Whereas Donald Trump, besides still having to struggle to overcome the frozen part of the Federal government due to the turmoil of Immigration and the Border of the United States and Mexico, his absence can also be seen from other aspects. Trump's absence at this annual meeting can be seen from the attitude of Donald Trump, who, from the beginning of his administration is seen to maintain a distance from Europe. In this conference, the United States is represented by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who got the opportunity to give a speech after the opening ceremony, along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. From Asia Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is present while from Latin America the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro. Unlike other Summit, the World Economic Forum in Davos is attended by a number of prominent businessmen such as Bill Gates and environmentalists and broadcast practitioner Sir David Attenborough. David Atenborough called on the world leaders to find practical steps to protect environmental damage due to the symptom of industrial development of climate change. The Davos meeting which is held annually in the mountainous region of Switzerland, initially has sought to find solutions to the impact of industrial and economic development on the environment and humanity. In the economic field, this year's meeting will certainly pay attention to predictions of declining economic growth. The trade war between China and the United States, which still has not found an agreement on how to end it, should be highlighted in this year's meeting. Nevertheless, the world certainly cannot really hope that this year's World Economic Forum meeting will be able to influence the economic policies of countries that have a major influence in the economic field. Donald Trump's absence, among others, gives clues about that.

21
January

Durai island is an island located in Palmatak district, Anambas Islands regency, Riau Islands Province. The island is a habitat of hawksbill sea turtle and leatherback sea turtle, and a conservation of turtle. Because of that, local people also call the island as Turtle island. To access the island from Batam visitor can use pioneering aircraft to Matak airport on Palmatak island by taking around 2 hours. Then, it is continued by land transportation to the port which has a distance of around 2 Kms. From the port, the trip is continued by using speed boat to Tarempa port for one and a half hour. From the port, visitor can rent speed boat to Durai island.The clear sea water around the island makes visitor can enjoy the beauty of marine biotas surrounding the island without diving. If you wait until afternoon, you will see a turtle group that pulls over and make a nest at the beach of the island. In addition to a turtle conservation place, Durai island does not have enough facility yet. So, if you want to visit the island, you should ensure that you bring your own foods and beverages.

21
January

Indonesia and Cambodia renew and extend Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that has existed since 1999 in ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 in Ha long Bay, Vietnam, on Fridy (18/1/). The agreement including to promote tourist potential of each country, Angkor Wat and Borobudur Temple. On the occassion, Cambodian Tourism Minister, Thong Khon, also suggested to open direct flight from Phnom Penh to Yogjakarta. In addition, Thong also suggested cooperation on heritage to heritage, between Angkor Wat and Borobudur Temple. Indonesian Tourism Currently, Srilanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh also want to join in heritage to heritage cooperation.

The Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce (AIESEC) of Brawijaya University, Malang in the Program of Enlighten The Future Wafe 2 Project visited Polowijen cultural village on Saturday afternoon (19/1). The students who came from China and Yemen were welcomed by mask dance. AIESEC is the biggest youth international organization in the world which focuses on leadership development of youth and become ambassador in overseas with social project. AIESEC participants participated in every cultural event at Polowijen cultural village.Ana Sopanah, Coordinator of Public Relation and Cooperation, during her speech appreciated the AIESEC of Brawijaya University, since the university has carried out foreign students to Polowijen cultural village in cultural exchange event among nations and multi-culturism studying.

Indonesian Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya said that his ministry will do promotion in Spain by participating in the exhibition of Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) Madrid 2019. The largest tourism exhibition will be conducted in Feria de Madrid, Spain, for five days starting January 23 - 27. Director of Marketing Development for Europe Region, Agustini Rahayu to Antara London, on Monday (21/1) said that in Indonesian pavillion will raise the theme of Phinisi ship and display Balinese athmosphere. The Indonesian pavillion will also perform cultural performance that aims to give an overview of the richness of Indonesian culturenamely Indonesian traditional dance performance as well as carnival. In addition, Indonesian pavillion also provides Hospitality Corner that represents hospitality of Indonesian people by serving Indonesia traditional coffee.

21
January

 

Indonesia’s tourism sector celebrated an outstanding achievement in the beginning of 2019. Indonesia’s tourism sector won the ASEAN Tourism Award 2019 for four different categories. The ASEAN Tourism Award 2019 was organized by the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF). The four award categories comprise Community Based Tourism, Homestay, Spa, and Public Toilet. The award was directly received by Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Arief Yahya, in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, on Friday (January the 18th). Tourism has been a featured sector in Indonesia. Indonesia’s tourism sector shows significant progress each year. The sector provides substantial contributions for the country’s economy compared to other sources of income such as oil, gas, coal, and palm oil commodities whose performances keep declining. In addition to having significant progress, tourism is thought to be an advantageous sector as most of the activities in this sector are service-oriented.Therefore, it provides sustainable and extensive contributions for all levels of society. Indonesia’s wonderful and diverse natural beauty is a great potential that can lure foreign tourists to explore the country. Indonesia’s tourism sector is incredibly promising as it significantly contributes to providing high Gross Domestic Product (GDP), foreign exchange reserves, and job opportunities. The development of Indonesia’s tourism sector is supported by the increasing amount of foreign tourists. Based on the data of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia keeps rising. In 2017, as many as 14.04 million foreign tourists visited Indonesia. The amount increased by 23% than the one in 2016. The achievement of Indonesia’s tourism sector could be realized by establishing cooperation amongstakeholders. Indonesia’s competitive index ascended sharply from the 70th rank in 2013 to the 42th rank in 2017.The achievement surely boosts Indonesia’s confidence to keep improving its tourism industry. We hope Indonesia’s tourism industry shall prosper and improve in a bid to enhance the country’s foreign reserves.