According to a report from Detik.Com, Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf), said he was optimistic that he could create 3-million jobs in the sustainable tourism sector after the G20 Summit in Bali.
Bearing in mind, the agricultural sector, the hotel industry sector as well as restaurants and cafes are increasingly adapting to the concept of sustainable tourism.
According to Sandiaga, in 2023, sustainable tourism will become a necessity. Where tourists, especially millennials and Gen Z, will choose sustainable tourist destinations.
“There is a survey we just received, it turns out that the majority of millennials and Gen Z, 63-percent choose sustainable destinations, and interestingly 63-percent are willing to pay more to preserve the environment and are committed to green sustainable tourism,” he said in Nusa Dua, Bali, Wednesday (16/11/2022).
According to him, after the G20 Summit, his party assigned one of the Indonesian start-up companies, Jejak.in to calculate the amount of carbon emitted from the G20 Summit which was attended by tens of thousands of people, report Detik.
“We will announce this process in early February at the ASEAN Travel Forum. So, this is a new standard that we call the gold standard for organizing world-class events where sustainable tourism requires that we have the concept of green MICE or green meetings,” he said, Wednesday (16/11/2022) in Nusa Dua, Bali.
In addition, to expand the concept of sustainable tourism, his party will also organize the Indonesia International Eco Submit in Bali in mid-2023.
Then, said Sandiaga, his party will also increase the presence of tourist villages in Indonesia through the selection of 75-winners of the tourism village award in 2023. So that this will have an impact on accelerating the realization of 4.4-million new jobs in 2024.