Tourism Minister Targets 6,000 Tourist Villages Registered in 2024
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said that the ministry targeted 6,000 tourism villages to be registered by 2024. "Next year, the target for tourism villages inside the tourism village network increased to 6,000 [villages]," he said in Jakarta on Sunday evening, August 27, 2023.
Sandiaga is optimistic about reaching the target considering the number of tourism villages in Indonesia consistently surpassing its yearly targets. In 2021, the ministry targeted 800 registered tourism villages in the network and ended up with 1,831 tourism villages by the end of the year.
Additionally, in 2022, the number of registered tourism villages doubled to 3,419. Meanwhile, in 2023, the ministry also surpassed the target from 3,500 villages to 4,537 tourism villages.
The ministry hopes the networked villages have an easier time developing tourism villages in the future. "[The tourist village network] is thanks to the public unwavering support and enthusiasm from the public. This is [the ministry's] commitment to create a significant impact on Indonesians in the future," he said.
Sandiaga also said that tourist villages could create 4.4 million new high-quality manpower in 2024.
Furthermore, Sandiada admitted that the ministry is currently focusing on increasing the number of tourist villages in Indonesia until 2025. After that, he said, the ministry will develop the quality of the villages.
"After the process, we will boost the level [of tourist villages] to a world-class level with five high-priority tourist destinations supported by tourist villages," he concluded.
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