THE MINISTRY of Tourism and Creative Economy supports the re-holding of the 2023 Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia (Indonesian GP) on 13-15 October 2023 at the Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit as one of the mainstay sports tourism events that boosts the performance of the Indonesian tourism sector.

According to the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, in the “MotoGP 2023” press conference, Tuesday (10/03), 2023 at the Sarinah Building, Jakarta, said that last year the concept was a lead recovery event, but this year it is a lead acceleration event . How this event can increase Indonesia’s tourism achievements.

“Apart from being an effective means of promoting national tourism, the Indonesian GP 2023 is also expected to provide direct economic benefits to the community. Like tourism and creative economy players, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and other sectors because tourism or in this case sports tourism is a sector that has a high multiplier effect,” she said.

Based on the results of a study conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, holding the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia (MotoGP Mandalika) in 2022 will provide an extraordinary multiplier effect. Not only an increase in the economy of West Nusa Tenggara but also other areas. Contribution to the increase in NTB’s gross regional domestic income (GRDP) was 1.46% year on year (y-o-y).

“The MotoGP event also provides added value to Indonesia of up to IDR 4.5 trillion. “The increase in business fields is dominated by the tourism and creative sector, namely accommodation, food and beverages by 22.29%, transportation and warehousing by 15.36%,” Angela remarked.

Apart from that, the survey on the impact of the Mandalika MotoGP on business actors also showed encouraging results. Among them was an increase of 41% in business actors during the MotoGP event, of which 23% came from outside NTB. Then, 59% of business actors received facilitation for the implementation of MotoGP and at most received assistance from the government at 40.5%.

“Of course we hope that in this year’s implementation the impact that can be produced can match or even exceed last year’s achievements so that it can contribute to Indonesian tourism and achieve tourism targets where this year we want to attract 8.5 million foreign tourists and 1.4 million billion movements of domestic tourists,” Angela noted.

She concluded that the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will continue to support the organization of events, especially sport tourism, in the country on an international, national and regional scale. The Tourism Ministry also continues to encourage the development of an event organizing ecosystem in which it collaborates with various parties to facilitate event licensing. []