The 1st Tourism Working Group 2022 -
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency promotes a variety of creative economy products in the 1st Tourism Working Group 2022, on 10-11 May 2022 at Sudamala Resort, Labuan Bajo, NTT.
Among them are the traditional clothes worn by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, in the form of Mandar Sureq Marasa silk weaving; a songke scarf typical of Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, worn by the Chair of the Tourism Working Group, Frans Teguh, and the Co Chair of the Tourism Working Group, Iman Santosa; until the presentation of a variety of processed culinary products typical of East Nusa Tenggara.
The Mandar Sureq Marasa silk woven cloth worn by Menparekraf Sandiaga when opening the 1st Tourism Working Group online is a new weaving motif from West Sulawesi, which was the idea of the West Sulawesi Provincial Tourism Office.
Menparekraf said that Sureq Marasa cloth is one of the creative economy products that can improve the community's economy, especially craftsmen, the majority of whom are women from the coastal areas of West Sulawesi.
"Sutra Sureq Marasa is made with a handmade process and woven with traditional tools, all of which are done by human labor, so it has a high selling value," said the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy.
Not only traditional clothes were presented, products from the culinary sub-sector typical of NTT were also displayed at the 1st TWG 2022. The presence of a variety of creative and creative products at the 1st TWG 2022 in Labuan Bajo is expected to introduce the diversity and uniqueness of Indonesian culture to the G20 delegates.
According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Thursday, President Director of BPOLBF (Executing Agency for the Labuan Bajo Flores Authority) Shana Fatina said that presenting creative and creative products at the 1st TWG 2022 event was an effective promotion tool for the delegates.
"The displays that we display at this event are packaged attractively, such as typical NTT coffee, there are 4 types of coffee offered, namely Juria, Robusta, Arabica, Yellow Catur. Robusta Manggarai and Arabica Manggarai coffees and Arabica Bajawa already have geographical indication certifications so that they have value There are also exclusive hampers of products from 11 Floratama Districts, including honey from Lembata, Sorghum Sugar Syrup from East Flores, Herbal Tea from Manggarai, Juria Arabica Coffee from East Manggarai, Coconut Chips from Nagekeo, Sweet Cocoa Beans from Sikka, Pineapple Sambal from Ende, Bajawa Arabica Coffee from Ngada, Cinnamon Cocoa Walnuts from Alor, Caramel Cashew Nuts from Bima, and also Crystal Palm Sugar from Mabar," explained Shana Fatina.
"Also decorations for meeting attributes, including songke Manggarai woven by Flores women and handmade Komodo dragon statues from the community, show the power of community-based creative economy in Labuan Bajo," added Shana.
In addition to the results of creative and creative products, continued Shana, other promotional materials were also displayed, such as the Flores Coffee book, books and photos of the coffee making and grinding process as well as the screening of a promotional video for Labuan Bajo tourism which described the natural beauty, unique culture, and the power of sustainable tourism in the session the TWG//VOI