Global Tourism Forum (GTF) Bali Encourages More Tourism Collaboration and Cooperation

Jimbaran, Bali – The 2022 Annual Meeting Global Tourism Forum (GTF) was officially opened by Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia Sandiaga Uno at the Movenpick Hotel Bali, which was attended by the tourism industry from all over the world, 32 international speakers, and 20 speakers from Indonesia.

The World Tourism Forum Institute entrusted Indonesia Tourism Forum (ITF) to organize the Global Tourism Forum as an annual agenda.

Prof. Dr. Sapta Nirwandar SE, Chair of the ITF, expressed his gratitude to the Sandiaga Uno and his staff who supported this event after the G20 grand event in Nusa Dua, Bali.

“I also thank the pioneers of Bali tourism, such as Al Purwa, Paul Tallo, and practitioners Herna Danuningrat, Wiendu Nuryanti, and all the heads of the national tourism industry association who have helped make this event possible and shared their knowledge for the revival of tourism as speakers at this forum,” he wrote.

According to Sapta, the G20 meeting also discussed how important mangroves are to becoming a tourist attraction and continuing sustainable tourism, which is now a global concern.

“In current GTF, we are discussing the future of tourism to make it stronger through collaboration with world tourism institutions to metaverse technology that can be utilized in the tourism industry.”

Bulut Bagci – President of WTFI, H.E. Sandiaga Uno – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Dr. Sapta Nirvandar – President of Indonesia Tourism Forum

Sapta Nirwanda also apologized on behalf of President Jokowi, who until last night still wanted to attend the GTF but had to go to the APEC Meeting in Bangkok.

The current GTF-AM event is held both online and offline. This year, the event has a new program: business meetings and matching with investors, allowing participants from various parts of the world to act to make money immediately.

Bulut Bagci, President of WTFI, began his remarks by highlighting President Jokowi’s leadership in leading the country and its territory. “I think I am happy because the world recognizes that Indonesia has succeeded in holding the G20,” said Bulut Bagci.

Bulut Bagci – President of World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI)

Bagci, who originally came from Turkey, said that in 2015 Turkey also hosted the G-20, and the country has captured 45 million foreign tourists because of the event. He is now confident in convincing various parties to hold Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) activities in Indonesia, especially Bali because the services have proven satisfying.

Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said that the Global Tourism Forum, which was flooded with CEOs of the World Tourism Industry from various regions and countries, needed to increase cooperation.

“We also believe that the local community will help restore tourism, for example, Panglipuran Village, which claims to be the cleanest tourist village in the world. Also, Nglanggeran Yogya tourist village, which is also the world’s best tourist village,” said Sandiaga Uno.

H.E. Sandiaga Uno – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Republic of Indonesia

Sandi hopes that the President of the World Tourism Forum Institute, Bulut Bagci, will produce a guide on how to handle situations related to tourism. He highlighted recovery that focuses on humans after the world has lost jobs from the workforce due to Covid-19, where in Indonesia alone, it has reached 2 million people.

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