Indonesia expects to receive at least 7.4 million international arrivals to produce a $ 6 billion exchange following the spike in foreign tourists last year.
Sandiaga Uno said his office is still deliberating the rule to re-allow visitors to climb up the Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java.
The rising flights costs have resulted in a declining numbers of domestic and international tourists in Bali.
Three Villages Will Represent Indonesia in Best Tourism Villages 2021
TheIndonesia.id - The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has revealed the three tourism villages that will represent Indonesia in the Best Tourism Villages 2021 award held by the World Tourism Organization or UNWTO. The three villages are Nglanggeran in Yogyakarta, Tetebatu in West Nusa Tenggara, and Wae Robo in East Nusa Tenggara.
In his statement on Monday, 1 October 2021, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said the event and the three representing villages are good means to promote Indonesia’s tourism industry to the world.
“This is a step towards making tourism villages in Indonesia a world-class, competitive, and sustainable tourist destination. This can also encourage local development and public empowerment,” Minister Uno said.
The three villages are among the many similar villages in Indonesia that highlight local natural and cultural richness. They have become tourists’ favorite destinations as they are deemed more personalized, customized, localized, and smaller in size.
Closer Look at the Three Villages
The first village that will take part in the award is Nglanggeran Tourism Village in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. It is located near the already world-famous Geopark Gunung Sewu. Visitors can spend time sightseeing and enjoy the inactive volcano Gunung Api Purba. Aside from that, there are many cultural arts to enjoy, such as Reog Nglanggeran dance and Gejog Lesung musical performance.
Tetebatu Tourism Village is located at the foot of Mount Rinjani in West Nusa Tenggara. It offers incredible sites, such as waterfalls and rice field terraces. Tourists can also take a walk around the coffee, cacao, vanilla, and clove farms owned by the locals.
Wae Rebo Tourism Village, which is located at an altitude of 1,000 meters, has amazing views to spoil tourists with. It is challenging to reach the village as visitors must follow a steep road, enter a forest, and walk along a river for 6 kilometers. But the effort will pay off as tourists will be immediately greeted with green fields and mountains covered with fog. It is a perfect destination to have a peaceful yet adventurous experience.