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Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Meets with SportNXT to Discuss the Potential for Indonesia-Australia Sport Tourism Cooperation

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Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga when he met Hamish Anderson Chief Executive Officer, SportNXT at the Investment Center; Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia (Photo : Birkom Parekraf) - 

 

 

Voinews, Australia - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency (Menparekraf/KaBaparekraf) Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno met with SportNXT in Melbourne, Australia, discussing the potential for sports tourism cooperation between the two countries.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga when he met Hamish Anderson Chief Executive Officer, SportNXT at the Investment Center; Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday (20/2/2024) explained that Australia is the right partner for the development of sport tourism.

For Indonesia, this is also very profitable because the number of foreign tourist visits from Kangaroo Country to Indonesia is second only to Malaysia.

"I will not waste this opportunity to be able to promote Indonesia's various tourism and creative economy potentials, including sports tourism, to the public in Australia as the second largest contributor of foreign tourists after Malaysia. "If cooperation between Indonesia and Australia can be further improved, it will strengthen cooperation and relations between the two countries," he said.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga explained that the sports industry is developing not only to get the best achievements in terms of medals but also in terms of community participation.

Moreover, now more and more sports are growing in scale, not just limited to football and badminton, but basketball is also growing rapidly. Triathlons are also moving fast along with marathons and traditional sports such as pencak silat which is a martial art.

"We have a society that is very fanatical and always enthusiastic about world sporting events such as badminton, football, and also motorbike racing events such as MotoGP and WSBK," he said.

According to a release received by Voice of Indonesia on Wednesday (21/02/24), the potential for sports tourism in Indonesia in 2024 could reach IDR 19 trillion. Through programs that are right on target, right on benefits and on time, it is hoped that they will be able to revive the national economy.

"This is what we firmly encourage, because through sport tourism, we can create new business opportunities and jobs. "Like during the last MotoGP in Mandalika, 35,000-45,000 jobs were created not only in Lombok, but nationally," said Sandiaga//VOI

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