Indonesia’s goal for 2023 is to increase tourism


Indonesia has set to focus on developing and promoting tourism villages this year. In a meeting with the House of Representatives, country’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno revealed that even during the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of foreign tourists who visited tourism villages across Indonesia increased around 30 to 50 per cent. “Therefore, we want to make the tourism villages become our flagship programme to boost our tourism sectors. We believe they can significantly drive our post-pandemic economic recovery,” Uno added in a written statement delivered to media. Sport tourism is also considered as an important resource because Indonesia will host several international sporting events in 2023. The FIBA World Cup 2023 which will be participated by 8 countries is an example.

The ANOC World Beach Games in August will invite 205 countries in the world. Minister Sandiaga Uno is aiming to generate US$5.9 billion in total and US$ 500 million exclusively from sports tourism. To confirm Uno’s optimism, during the Chinese New Year holiday period, an increase in the number of visitors was recorded at several popular tourist destinations.