THE MINISTRY of Tourism and Creative Economy met with several investors from Singapore to invest in the tourism sector in Indonesia as an effort to revive the economy and open up business and job opportunities.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno after meeting with several investors such as Bioeconomy, Far East Hospitality, CEO of Capital Land, and CEO of Red Doorz in Singapore, Friday (9/30) explained that the Indonesian Government implemented policies for Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and investment so that it moves quickly to invite more investors to Indonesia.

“We met with six large companies in order to sign a cooperation in accordance with the President’s direction to bring in digital nomads to improve the quality of tourist visits and have an impact on MSME actors in leading destinations such as Canggu Bali,” said Sandiaga.

He said the signing of the collaboration with Bionomic targets 1,000 to 5,000 digital nomads within 6-12 months to come to Indonesia. And I hope this step will expand new opportunities and jobs in the country.

Second, said Sandiaga, he witnessed and facilitated ARTOTEL Group which expanded its business overseas in collaboration with Far East Group in order to increase accommodation in the form of an international hotel network.

“With this collaboration, our local hotel brands such as ARTOTEL Group can go international and have an impact on opening up business opportunities and supply chains. We will also facilitate students who graduate from the Tourism Polytechnic to get internship opportunities. This is a new history, Indonesian companies are able to spread their wings and expand their international network,” he said.

Sandiaga also met with Capital Land to discuss investment and development opportunities in 5 super priority tourism destinations (DPSP) and 8 SEZs in the country. Then there was also a meeting with Red Doorz to increase the amount of investment, especially in the accommodation sector, namely Red Doorz Goes Green.

“Moreover, many international events will be held in various regions in Indonesia by involving local MSME products for the provision of toiletries,” he remarked.

f Sandiaga hopes that efforts to attract more tourism investors to Indonesia will boost the performance of the tourism sector and the creative economy in the country so that an economic revival can be realized after the pandemic.

Wellness Tourism
After meeting with several investors from the Land of the Lion. Minister Sandiaga also briefly met with Singapore’s Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung to discuss cooperation in providing health and fitness-based tourism services in the country.

“Indonesia’s strength is in wellness tourism and also several other services such as the Health SEZ in Sanur. If we can work together, it will produce something extraordinary.

So that this collaboration will not only provide excellent health services but also open up wide employment opportunities,” he concluded. []