The Hon Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia/ Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, today voiced his support and encourages WTN members and supporters to attend TIME 2023, the World Tourism Network Summit, and Think Tank, in September this year.
Minister Uno made this official announcement:
Extending a cordial and respectful greeting from Wonderful Indonesiain on behalf of The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, I would like to acknowledge and express our full support for The World Tourism Network (WTN) Think Tank and Summit – TIME2023 that will take place at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spa, from 29 September – 1 October 2023.
The successful organization of the G20 Presidency which delivered us the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration, has positioned Indonesia to take a more leading role in envisioning and safeguarding the revival of the global tourism industry. We have proven that a well-measured pandemic recovery can boost tourism recovery as well both in terms of performance and deliverables. Most notably, we have moved up 12 ranks in the 2021 Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) Global Tourism Rank, not to mention Forbes’s Most Beautiful Countries and Club Med’s Happiest Holiday Destination (Bali) as well.
Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, and SMEs play one of the most important roles. This event will demonstrate how smaller players in the travel and tourism industry can interact and partner with big players. Through this event, they will be able to build business networks and share experiences. This event will also accentuate the importance of retaining the workforce during tourism recovery. Considering the workforce retention issues that occur in some countries, taking all the necessary means to support SMEs has once again found its relevance.
We are hoping this event could provide a good impact on the tourism and creative economy sectors. Therefore, as the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, I would like to invite you to attend and participate in The World Tourism Network Think Tank and Summit – TIME2023.
We wish you well and we look forward to welcoming you to Bali, Indonesia.
Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy
The Republic of Indonesia/ Head of Tourism and Creative