KOMPAS.com– Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno delivered a keynote speech during the first-ever High-Level Thematic Debate on Sustainable Tourism at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Wednesday, May 4.
“I attended the event at the invitation of President of [the 76th session of] the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid,” Sandiaga said in a statement.
“During the event, I talked about the development of tourist villages and a fair economy for all levels of society in Indonesia,” he added.
Under the theme “Putting sustainable and resilient tourism at the heart of an inclusive recovery” the event was held with UNWTO, UNDP, UNEP, and UNCTAD.
He said that the development of the tourist village conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is in line with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) strategic plan.
The development aims to recover a quality and fair tourism sector for the welfare of the people in the world.
Sandiaga also touched on community-based tourism implemented in the tourist village development program. “We will continue to encourage the development of sustainable tourism investments that bring prosperity to the community,” he said.
Previously, the ministry also announced the recipients of Indonesia's top 50 tourist villages in 2022.
As many as 3,419 out of 70,000 tourist villages in 34 provinces participated in the 2022 Indonesia Tourist Village Award. A panel of judges made their assessment in various stages. The selection process began from the top 500 to the top 300 and 100. In the last round, 50 places have been named tourist villages.
Sandiaga congratulated the 50 selected tourist villages. “Make this achievement a motivation to continue to develop quality and sustainable tourist villages for Indonesia,” he said.
The award is known as one of the major programs of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. The judges will look at seven categories: authenticity (natural or unnatural), homestays, souvenirs, digital and creative, public toilets, CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environmental Sustainability), and village institutions. Last year, 1,831 tourist villages participated in the award.
Here’s a list of the top 50 tourist villages in 2022:
Gampong Ulee Lheue Tourist Village, Banda Aceh city.
Hilisimaetano Tourist Village, Nias Selatan regency.
Buluh Duri Tourist Village, Serdang Bedagai regency.
Kampung Warna Warni Tigarihit Tourist Village, Simalungun regency.
GTP Ulakan Tourist Village, Padang Pariaman regency.
Silokek Tourist Village, Sijunjung regency.
Pariangan Desa Terindah di Dunia Tourist Village, Tanah Datar regency.
Dayun Tourist Village, Siak regency.
Pentagen Tourist Village, Kerinci regency.
Tebat Lereh Tourist Village, Pagar Alam city.
Belitar Seberang Tourist Village, Rejang Lebong regency.
Pulau Pahawang Tourist Village, Pesawaran regency.
Bangka Belitung Islands
Perlang Tourist Village, Central Bangka regency.
Kampung Tua Bakau Serip Tourist Village, Batam city.
Glodok China Town Tourist Village, West Jakarta
Gunung Padang Tourist Village, Kabupaten Cianjur.
Hanjeli Tourist Village, Sukabumi regency.
Bugisan Tourist Village, Klaten regency.
Sembungan Tourist Village, Wonosobo regency.
Yogyakarta Special Region
Widosari Tourist Village, Kulon Progo regency.
Tepus Tourist Village, Gunung Kidul regency.
Semen Tourist Village, Blitar regency.
Keris Tourist Village, Sumenep regency.
Tirta Agung Tourist Village, Bondowoso regency.
Pandean Tourist Village, Trenggalek regency.
Saba Budaya Baduy Tourist Village, Lebak regency.
Undisan Tourist Village, Bangli regency.
Sudaji Tourist Village, Buleleng regency.
West Nusa Tenggara
Taman Loang Baloq Tourist Village, Mataram city.
Buwun Sejati Tourist Village, Lombok Barat regency.
East Nusa Tenggara
Umauta Tourist Village, Sikka regency.
Kampong Melayu BML Tourist Village, Pontianak city.
Sei Sekonyer Tourist Village, West Kotawaringin regency.
Kubah Basirih Tourist Village, Banjarmasin city.
Pela Tourist Village, Kutai Kartanegara regency.
Pulau Sapi Tourist Village, Malinau regency.
Budo Tourist Village, North Minahasa regency.
Malangga Tourist Village, Toli-toli regency.
Campaga Tourist Village, Bantaeng regency.
Matano Iniaku Tourist Village, Luwu Timur regency.
Barania Tourist Village, Kabupaten Sinjai.
Kambo Tourist Village, Palopo city.
Limbo Wolio Tourist Village, Baubau city.
Moroamo Sumbersari Waterfall Tourist Village, South Konawe regency.
Lonuo (Bukit Arang) Tourist Village, Bone Bolango regency.
Tondok Bakaru Tourist Village, Mamasa regency.
Negeri Hila Tourist Village, Central Maluku regency.
Lapasi Tourist Village, West Halmahera regency.
Kampung Ugar Tourist Village, Fakfak regency.
Tobati Tourist Village, Jayapura city.
(Writers: Yakob Arfin Tyas Sasongko, Ni Nyoman Wira Widyanti | Editors: Agung Dwi E, Ni Nyoman Wira Widyanti)
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