December 24, 2020, 01.56 AM

To steer Indonesia’s tourism industry to success, the former vice-presidential candidate highlighted the importance of collaboration in regards to development matters, the economy, and tourism itself.

Sandi’s hope for Wishnutama

Despite getting the boot, his predecessor Wishnutama Kusubandio remains cordial with the new Tourism Minister.

Sandiaga expressed his hope for Wishnutama to maintain his presence in Indonesia’s tourism industry and the creative economy in addition to serving as a mentor to the ministry for crucial events.

A message from Jokowi-Ma’ruf

In his speech during the oath ceremony, Sandiaga Uno relayed the message by Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and the Vice-President, Ma’ruf Amin.

One of the President’s message was that the new chief of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will be given one year to refocus on the five super-priority destinations.

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Other agendas on Sandiaga’s to-do list encompasses a Calendar of Events and innovative tourism products to launch in 2021.

“The Vice-President asserted the importance of implementing Covid protocols within Indonesia’s tourism industry. He added that the creative economy sector is a key engine of our economy which creates job opportunities thus must be approached holistically.”

Sandiaga Uno acknowledged that there is not much time to draw up a plan and strategy, but he is confident that with adaptation, innovation, and collaboration to deliver the best to society and country.

(Writer: Syifa Nuri Khairunnisa | Editor: Kahfi Dirga Cahya)


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