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Jakarta Post

Minister aims to raise tourism, creative industries' GDP contribution to 12%

  • Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 24, 2021   /  04:37 pm
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Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno in Nusa Dua, Bali, on March 17, 2021.(Kemenparekraf/Kemenparekraf)

The tourism and creative economy minister hopes to grow Indonesia’s tourism and creative industries to record highs within the decade by promoting domestic tourism and developing the five super priority destinations. Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said he wanted to increase the two industries' contribution to Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) to between 10 and 12 percent in the next five to 10 years from the estimated 7.3 percent contribution at the moment. To achieve the target, the minister plans to push domestic travel and develop the super priority destinations, namely Borobudur in Central Java, Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara and Likupang in North Sulawesi. The influx of tourists in those areas is, in turn, expected to spur local creative economies such as fashion, cuisine, music, dance an...