Tourism and creative economy Minister, Sandiaga Uno during the Launching of the 2021 Tourism Village Award, at the Soesilo Soedarman Hall, Jakarta, Friday night (30/4/2021)/Birkom Parekraf -
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy / Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno hopes that tourist villages in the country can become the locomotive of economic revival, especially in the tourism and creative economy sectors.
Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno during the Launching of the 2021 Tourism Village Award, at the Soesilo Soedarman Hall, Jakarta, Friday night (30/4/2021) explained that the program for the crowning of the 2021 Indonesia Tourism Village Award is one of the ways to restore the Indonesian economy, especially in the tourism sector.
Menparekraf Sandiaga said that the program was carried out to make Indonesian tourist villages a world-class and competitive tourist destination.
"This tourist village is a potential that needs to be developed and empowered to improve the welfare of rural communities so that they have competitiveness and become the locomotive of economic revival in the sector of the economy in the midst of a pandemic," he said.
Menparekraf Sandiaga explained that according to the 2020-2024 RPJMN, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is targeting as many as 244 certified tourist villages to become independent tourism villages by 2024. However, it is hoped that they can exceed the target set considering the large potential of tourist villages which are recorded in 74 thousand villages in Indonesia.
"We map there are 1,200 potential tourism villages in the country that are ready to be developed in a sustainable manner because they have strong local wisdom and cultural values. This is our future target," he said.
In addition, Menparekraf Sandiaga explained that in general tourism villages are classified into three categories. The first is a pilot, a developed and developing tourism village, as well as an independent tourism village, namely a tourism village that has been able to innovate the community in developing the village's potential to become an independent entrepreneurship unit.
People or tourism and creative economy actors who want to join the official tourism village network in Indonesia can register themselves through the official website of the Jadesta.com Tourism Village Network. Participants can register from 7 May to 26 June 2021//Release/NK