Suara.com – Tourism is one of the driving sectors of the world economy. The study entitled Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2022 released by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Oxford Economics noted that as tourism began to recover, this sector contributed 6.1 percent to global GDP and 289 million workers in 2021.
In order to transform tourism into a more quality and sustainable manner, it is important to always focus on the Five Pillars of Action. This is also the main issue of the G20 Summit tourism Working Group.
The five pillars are, Human Resources related to work, talent and education; Innovation, digitalization and creative economy; empowerment of women and the younger generation; climate protection, biodiversity conservation, and circular economy; and policy, Governance and investment frameworks.
In his statement, Traveloka’s Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations, Widyasari Listyowulan, said that as part of the country’s tourism sector ecosystem, his party is fully committed to accelerating the recovery of national tourism through various initiatives.
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“As a strategic partner of the government, we fully support the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to succeed the G20 Tourism Working Group (TWG) agenda centered on the Five Pillars of Action so that the benefits of the revival of the tourism sector after the pandemic can be felt by the whole community. We hope that all stakeholders can work together to become a catalyst for inclusive, quality and sustainable tourism transformation in the country,” he said.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) has also expressed optimism that this year is the year of the revival of the tourism industry. Today’s global tourism industry has shown a resurgence of growth along with the relaxation of travel conditions and the opening of international gateways that spur people’s interest to travel.
World Tourism Barometer data released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in August showed a fairly strong recovery in the first five months of this year. There were nearly 250 million international arrivals, a sharp increase compared to 77 million international arrivals in the same period last year .
In Indonesia alone, the Central Statistics Agency released foreign tourist arrivals reaching 477,000 visits in July, rising very rapidly to 6,396.46 percent compared to July last year and was the highest record during the pandemic.
John Safenson, Vice President of Commercial, Traveloka stated that they believe innovation, quality human resources and sustainable tourism are the keys to the recovery and resilience of the tourism industry in the future.
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“Along with increasing interest and confidence in travel in the community, Traveloka sees a positive trend from users and partners who are members of our platform. Traveloka is committed to making it easier for consumers to fulfill their travel and lifestyle aspirations, as well as helping travelers partners to be able to spur their business through innovation and digitization,” said John.