STATE-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir revealed that the Tourism BUMN or SOEs Holding and InJourney Supporters are a mega-ecosystem.

“That’s why I like to talk to our team, when we talk about an ecosystem called InJourney, this is a megaecosystem. Because this InJourney can join other ecosystems in BUMN, such as banking,” said Erick Thohir at the inauguration of the Tourism and BUMN Holding Supporters in Mandalika were monitored virtually from Jakarta, Thursday (1/13).

Erick also added, with a super application or super apps called Livin, these things can later be integrated with one another.

If you look at the figures later, he continued, the total assets of the Holding for BUMN Pariwsata and Supporters in 2024 will reach approximately US$260 million, with the potential for sales to continue to increase.

“I think this is an opportunity for us to inspire how to focus on local tourism, but still maintain foreign tourism,” said the Minister of SOEs.

SOE Minister Erick Thohir said that the COVID-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the national tourism industry. International tourists who came to Indonesia in 2019 were approximately 16 million trips, but at the time of COVID-19 it had fallen to 75%, so the figure is approximately 4 million trips today.

Then compared to the number of domestic tourists, which is currently down by approximately 30% so that the figure reaches 330 million trips. When compared between foreign and domestic tourists in terms of numbers, of course it is only approximately 1.5% of the number of domestic tourists.

“Therefore, we formed a tourism state-owned holding company and supporters. We want to focus on our opportunity to build and create domestic tourism potential, where the potential is still very large but not integrated,” said Erick Thohir.

The Ministry of SOEs tries to integrate everything, both from the infrastructure and of course from the software, meaning the activities in it.

According to Erick, later the airport itself will no longer be just an airport, but an aerocity which is also a lifestyle destination where the derivatives also have something called food, lifestyle and so on.

“It’s the same when we connect to other tourist destinations, where the strength that we don’t have so far is a travel plan or travel plan which, when compared to other countries, already exists, but if Indonesia has not formed this ecosystem,” concluded the Minister of SOEs.  [antaranews/photo special]