Boosting Tourism Through Aceh Percussion Festival 2022

Translator

Antara

31 July 2022 19:54 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Banda Aceh - Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has said that the 2022 Aceh Percussion Festival helps boost tourism promotion of Indonesia's western most province.

"This event is the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry's effort to improve the quality of organizing activities, boost tourism promotion, and empower creative tourism," Sandiaga Uno said in his virtual speech during the opening of 2022 Aceh Percussion Festival held at Bustanussalatin Park on Saturday night.

The Aceh Percussion themed "Jewels in the Serambi Land" is successfully included in one of the Nusantara Charisma Events (KEN) 2022 of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

"We appreciate the Aceh Government, especially the Aceh Culture and Tourism Office and all parties who have participated in supporting the implementation of the 2022 Aceh Percussion activity in Banda Aceh," he said.

The ministry has been fully supporting for the development of tourism in Aceh to make it more competitive tourist destination by applying the concept of sustainable development and sustainable culture.

"I hope this activity can motivate and encourage tourism and creative industry players and SMEs to remain optimistic and continue to innovate for Indonesia's economic recovery," he said.

Acting Governor of Aceh Achmad Marzuki said Aceh's traditional musical instrument called Rapai, is a candidate for a creative economy star based on culture and local wisdom.

"Rapai is an opportunity to empower the creative industry and increase economic growth because it has started to be exported abroad," he said in a written speech read out by Iskandar Syukri, expert staff of the Governor of Aceh.

This year's Aceh Percussion Festival is also participated in by percussion groups from Singapore, Japan and Thailand, Head of the Aceh Culture and Tourism Office Almuniza Kamal said

"The group from Singapore has performed at a percussion camp in Leupung, while percussion groups from Japan and Thailand will perform virtually," he said.

Domestic percussion groups participating in the festival include those from Riau Islands Province, Bandung and Depok (West Java Province), and Jakarta.

Besides, local percussion groups from North Aceh, Pidie, Pidie Jaya, West Aceh, and Gayo Lues will also perform at the Bustanussalatin Park during the Aceh Percussion Festival.

ANTARA

Click here to get the latest news updates from Tempo on Google News



Jakarta Wants Thousand Islands Tourism Better than Bali

2 hari lalu

Jakarta Wants Thousand Islands Tourism Better than Bali

Jakarta Deputy Governor Riza Patria said the national strategic program will help Thousand Islands to be one of the best city's tourist destinations.


NTT Reacts to Alleged Tourism Monopoly in Komodo National Park

4 hari lalu

NTT Reacts to Alleged Tourism Monopoly in Komodo National Park

NTT Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat rebutted accusations that PT Flobamor monopolized the tourism management in Komodo National Park.


Controversial Komodo Island Entry Fee Postponed under Jokowi's Instruction

4 hari lalu

Controversial Komodo Island Entry Fee Postponed under Jokowi's Instruction

The Komodo Island and Padar Island's entry fee significant increase, which stirs controversies, will be postponed to January 1, 2023.


Mooted Komodo Island Entry Fee Hike Postponed Until 2023

5 hari lalu

Mooted Komodo Island Entry Fee Hike Postponed Until 2023

The NTT Tourism Agency has officially postponed increasing the entry fee to Komodo Island and Padar Island until January 1, 2023.


More Young Indonesian Tourists Visiting Domestic Destinations

7 hari lalu

More Young Indonesian Tourists Visiting Domestic Destinations

After the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, younger generation tourists tend to look for vacation destinations that are closer to home.


Komodo Island Entry Price Hike May Drop Hotel Occupancy, Jobs: Researcher

8 hari lalu

Komodo Island Entry Price Hike May Drop Hotel Occupancy, Jobs: Researcher

Researcher at the Indonesian Institute (TII) assessed that the increase in entry fees to Komodo Island and Padar Island will reduce tourist visits.


Susi Pudjiastuti Deems Komodo Island Entry Fee Hike 'Ignorant' Policymaking

9 hari lalu

Susi Pudjiastuti Deems Komodo Island Entry Fee Hike 'Ignorant' Policymaking

Susi Pudjiastuti argues that policymakers are not concerned about people in the tourism business after raising entry fees to Komodo Island.


Komodo Island's Steep Entry Fee Allegedly Spark Trip Cancelations

9 hari lalu

Komodo Island's Steep Entry Fee Allegedly Spark Trip Cancelations

Tourism and travel association claims the new expensive entry fee to Komodo Island has already had effects towards visitation to the area.


Batam Targeting at Least 1 Million Foreign Tourist Arrivals This Year

10 hari lalu

Batam Targeting at Least 1 Million Foreign Tourist Arrivals This Year

Foreign tourist visits to Batam City continue to increase every month.


Komodo Island Steep Entry Fee; Regionally-owned Firm Accused of Monopoly

10 hari lalu

Komodo Island Steep Entry Fee; Regionally-owned Firm Accused of Monopoly

This is the profile of the government-owned firm being accused of monopolizing tourism in NTT, mainly Komodo Island.