THE Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy appreciates the launch of the SEA Today news television channel which is also expected to contribute to reporting and promoting the tourism sector and creative economy in Indonesia.

According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio in the Soft Launching of SEA Today at the STO Telkom Building, Central Jakarta said SEA Today could be a means of promoting Indonesia (especially) its tourism and its creative economy in a contemporary way.

“SEA Today is expected to be able to convey good information about Indonesia to people in Southeast Asia and also to the international community. It is hoped that this channel can become an extension of information regarding the potential for nature, culture and the creative economy that can attract tourists to foreign investors. The challenge in the future is how we package the material into an interesting communication content to be conveyed,” he said.

Wishnutama added that Indonesia does not only have wealth and natural beauty as well as cultural diversity that SEA Today can promote. Indonesia also has diversity in various other sub-sectors from tourism and the creative economy, such as on the culinary side. If we pack it well, Indonesian market snacks can be very interesting content.

Meanwhile, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir added that SEA Today is expected to be a media that can spread and build a positive image of Indonesia in the eyes of the world. Good media is media that can provide inspiration and good perceptions, especially enhancing Indonesia’s image in the eyes of the world.

In addition, Erick also hopes that SEA Today can be a way for millennials in the country to work, innovate and be creative. It is time for us to be seen by the world, it is time for us to rise up, like the youths who rose to unite Indonesia on October 28, 1928.

Further more President Director of Telkom, Ririek Adriansyah, said that the construction of the SEA Today studio is planned to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2021. In addition, Ririek said SEA Today is planned to be distributed abroad through partnerships with international media.

“We plan to broadcast SEA Today in 10 countries, some of which are the United States, Britain and South Korea,” Ririek concluded. []