CURRENTLY, more than 200 tourism industry participants from various parts of the world are attending the 2022 Global Tourism Forum-Annual Meeting (GTF-AM) in Bali to formulate quality and sustainable tourism after the pandemic. GTF-AM 2022 with the theme Time for Travel & Tourism-from Words to Actions will be held at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali on 17-18 November 2022.

According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno said today was a historic day, after the G20 was completed, we continued the momentum with the Global Tourism Forum, and more than 200 participants from various parts of the world were present at Jimbaran to formulate and discuss future tourism. especially with regard to revival, creating sustainable and quality tourism, and focusing on job creation.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy calls for strengthening public and private partnerships to encourage investment and sustainable infrastructure development, as well as train and build human capacity for inclusive, resilient and sustainable tourism.

“I hope that the GTF-AM 2022 activities will be able to provide real solutions to the challenges faced by the tourism and travel industry on a global scale. It is also hoped that we can rethink and reshape the conversation on travel and tourism issues in this leading forum, as well as rebuild this sector better through strategic actions,” said Sandiaga.

It is believed that the Global Tourism Forum-Annual Meeting 2022 can create a breakthrough so that the target of creating 1.1 million jobs this year and 4.4 million jobs in 2024 can be achieved.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesia Tourism Forum Sapta Nirwandar hopes that this activity will have a positive impact on the development of world tourism, one of which is related to the development of new tourist sites. As the host, he hopes that this impact can truly be felt by Indonesia.

“This two-day forum in Bali is more than just talking about strategies and recommendations in the tourism sector. We are really going to be up and running, because it is here where we will hold business meetings, B2B (business to business) and B2G (business to government), as well as an Investment Forum which will be attended by more than 21 investors who will build the industry back more strong,” said Seven.

The GTF-AM 2022 series which lasted for two days, November 17-18, was also attended by prominent speakers and international tourism figures such as the Indonesian Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, ASEAN Secretary General Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, and representatives from the European Parliament, Asia- Pacific Economic Organization (APEC), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Accor, Ascott, and a number of other leading private companies.

GTF-AM also seeks to link foreign direct investment (FDI) in Indonesia with a business to government (B2G) scheme that focuses on projects in exclusive economic zones and tourist sites such as Lake Toba, Labuan Bajo, Borobudur, KEK Morotai, KEK Lido, Likupang SEZ, Tanjung Lesung SEZ, Tanjung Kelayang SEZ, Singhasari SEZ, Mandalika SEZ, Sariater Bumi Mas, and PT Indonesia Ethnowellness Nusantara.

Participating foreign investors come from various countries, such as Romania, UAE, Romania, Monaco, UK, Spain, Australia and Singapore. []