Government targets forex earnings of US$2.07 billion from tourism

We also project 3.5 million – 7.4 million foreign tourists visiting Indonesia this year, and the target of the movement of domestic tourists is at 1.2 million – 1.4 million.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, has said that her ministry is targeting foreign exchange (forex) earnings of at least US$2.07 billion from the tourism sector this year.

With the upper threshold of the target set at US$5.95 billion, the ministry aims that the contribution of the tourism sector to the national gross domestic product (GDP) will reach 4.1 percent, she said.

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“The economic creative product export value is expected to exceed US$ 26.46 billion or Rp 397.98 trillion, while the plus of the creative economy is targeted at Rp 1.297 trillion (US$ 85.9 billion),” said Tanoesoedibjo, according to released a statement. here on Friday.

The ministry estimates that the national travel and tourism index this year will be in the range of 29th to 34th place.

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Furthermore, by 2023, 21.93 million people are expected to find work in the tourism sector, while 22.59 million are expected to work in the creative economy sector, she added.

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“We also project 3.5 million – 7.4 million foreign tourists visiting Indonesia this year, and the target of the domestic tourist movement is at 1.2 million – 1.4 million,” the deputy minister informed.

Meanwhile, Tanoesoedibjo said that the deputies of the ministry have conceived all strategic programs and will cooperate with each other and other relevant parties to achieve the goal of the ministry this year.

“We will ensure that all MPs coordinate with each other to support Indonesia’s tourism and creative economy sector, as well as to provide as many jobs as the sector can create,” she said.

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Tanoesoedibjo then highlighted the success of the ministry to develop the tourism village in the five super priority tourism destinations in 2022, with the website of the tourism village database, which indicates that the number of tourism villages in the whole country has reached 3,620.

The ministry also improved aid programs for human resources in the tourism and creative economy sector and entrepreneurs in tourism villages last year, she added.

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