Among other activities, the jamboree participants will do trekking to the forest and villages. (Shutterstock/File)
In celebration of the World Tourism Day that falls on Sept. 27, NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism (STP NHI Bandung) is set to hold the International Tourism Jamboree (ITJ) event for three days and two nights starting from Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.
STP NHI Bandung's head, Anang Sutono explained the activities that will be held in this first event, “The jamboree will be joined by all participants and mentors. While camping, they will do trekking to the forest and villages, race games, leadership games and attending presentations,” said Anang.
With the theme "Wonderful Tourism Leaders", the jamboree will take place at Taman Buru Masigit Kareumbi, Leuwilang Village, Cicalengka, West Java.
ITJ 2017 will focus on three main issues to be discussed during the event: tourism as a tool of development, the spirit of “Wonderful Tourism”, digitalization and connectivity.
The committee has invited notable speakers to talk about these three topics namely tourism ministry's head of development acceleration for priority tourist destinations, Hiramsyah S. Thaib, Airy Rooms Hotel operational director Ricky Zulfandi and executive director at The International Institute of Tourism Studies of The George Washington University, Seleni Matus.
Anang said that the number of participants will be limited to 200 people, so far 192 participants from 33 tourism institutions in Indonesia and other ASEAN countries have signed up for ITJ 2017.
Some of the participants are members of tourism ministry-run institutions such as NHI Bandung Institute of Tourism, Nusa Dua Bali Institute of Tourism, Palembang Tourism Polytechnic, Makassar Tourism Polytechnic, Medan Tourism Academy and Lombok Tourism Polytechnic.
Other schools that are taking part for the event includes Academy of Tourism and Hotel Darma Agung Medan, Surabaya Majapahit tourism academy, BINUS University, BSI Bandung, IPB, STIAMI Institute, Podomoro University, POLBAN, Bali International Tourism Institute, Sahid Surakarta Tourism Institute, Trisakti Tourism Institute, SMKN 27 Jakarta, STIEPAR Yapari, Aktripa Bandung, STIEPAR Semarang, Telkom University Bandung, UIN Bandung, Atma Jaya Tangerang University, Bunda Mulia University, Fajar Makassar University, Jember University, Petra Christian University, Muhammadiyah University of Ponorogo, Gorontalo State University, Pelita Harapan University, Ganesha University of Education in Bali, UPI, Prasetya Mulya University and Cavite State University – Imus from the Philippines. (asw)