Uno upbeat about securing Saudi investment in tourism infrastructure

This signing is also historic because it is the first post-G20 follow-up where we expect investments from the government of Saudi Arabia, especially in the field of tourism infrastructure. One that is being discussed is the cable car that is planned

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno is convinced about the Saudi Arabian government investing in Indonesia, especially in the field of tourism infrastructure.

To this end, UNO met with the Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Al Khatieb to sign a memorandum of understanding to strengthen partnerships in the tourism sector to have a great impact on society, especially for economic recovery and to encourage job creation. .

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“This signing is also historic because it is the first post-G20 follow-up where we expect investments from the government of Saudi Arabia, especially in the field of tourism infrastructure. One that is being discussed is the cable car that is planned to be placed in several leading tourism destinations, such as Puncak,” noted Uno and Saudi Arabia, through an official statement, Saturday.

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The scope of this memorandum of understanding includes various aspects, including data exchange, best practice exchange, and joint promotion between the two countries.

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Moreover, the cooperation agreement covers investments; Publications focusing on education, training and research in the field of tourism; and comprehensive cooperation in international forums and organizations

“The joint promotion plan and steps to facilitate tourist visits will be the main focus of various areas of cooperation. It is hoped that this will increase the number of tourist visits from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia,” he said.

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Based on data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS), approximately 157,512 foreign tourists visited Saudi Arabia in 2019, with an average expenditure of US$2,277 per foreign traveler per visit.

“Based on data, tourists from Saudi Arabia like beaches, mountains, and family tourism. This is interesting because Saudi Arabia has declared that sustainable tourism is their focus, and Indonesia is certainly one of the references in quality and sustainable tourism,” he said .

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