KOMPAS.com – Indonesia will host the 2022 World Tourism Day on the resort island of Bali on September 27, said the Foreign Affairs Ministry last week.
The appointment was made during the 24th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly held in Madrid from November 30 to December 3, 2021.
At the biennial meeting, member countries agreed to accelerate the recovery of global tourism by providing the Covid-19 vaccines. The member countries also underscored the importance of tourism as a pillar of development that is creating jobs, inclusive, and sustainable.
Indonesia, which has been a member of the UNWTO since 1975, also has a great interest in advancing the global tourism agenda, especially in the recovery of the tourism sector post-pandemic.
The statement said that Nglanggeran village in the historic cultural city Yogyakarta was named the UNWTO's best tourist village along with 43 other tourist villages from 32 countries. These tourist villages gain increasing popularity for their natural and cultural wealth. Each village community is committed to developing innovative tourism development that is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNWTO is the UN agency tasked with promoting tourism for sustainable development.
(Writer: Anggara Wikan Prasetya | Editor: Anggara Wikan Prasetya)
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