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Indonesia Will Create a National Tourism Index, Here's the Goal

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno revealed that Indonesia would make an index or statistical assessment for national

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno revealed that Indonesia would make an index or statistical assessment for national tourism and travel, which is called IPKN. 

"The National Tourism Development Index (IPKN) is a platform to measure the magnitude of the role of regional governments in building tourism ecosystems in the regions," he said during a virtual Weekly Press Briefing, Monday (6/6). 

The index, Sandiaga explained, refers to the derivative of the relevant WEF (World Economic Forum) Global Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) indicator.

He continued, this program is an effort from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) to increase national awareness in forming a sustainable and resilient tourism ecosystem.

Thus, it is hoped that the tourism ecosystem will be able to accelerate the development of national tourism

"Currently, IPKN is still in the process of drafting guidelines and maturation of concepts. The statistical index is targeted to be released at the end of 2022," he said.

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For information, the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), which is now the Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI), is a benchmark for economic indicators, infrastructure, and policies related to travel and tourism for 15 years.

Within a period of 15 years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has adjusted various indicators and methodologies to be relevant to the current situation of travel and tourism developments, quoted from a written statement from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Tuesday (7/6/2022). 

In addition, WEF has credible international partners to obtain actual and factual data from each country.

These things are WEF's efforts so that TTDI can be a valid comparison tool, as well as represent the current conditions of travel and tourism.

So that it can be used as a strategic measuring tool for policy makers, companies, and other stakeholders to encourage the future development of travel and tourism

In addition, the TTDI measures the potential drivers of a country's travel and tourism development, as well as how resilient the development of travel and tourism will be in the future. So, it can be used as a reference for investors to invest in the country by looking at the TTDI.

For information, Indonesia got the best scores in the pillars of Prioritization of Travel and Tourism, Natural Resources, T&T Demand Pressure and Impact, Cultural Resources, and Price Competitiveness.

Meanwhile, the pillars that still need improvement include Tourist Service Infrastructure, Health and Hygiene, Socioeconomic Resilience and Conditions, Environmental Sustainability, and ICT Readiness.

(TRIBUNBATAM.id/LIA SISVITA DINATRI)

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