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A Brand New Indonesia: Work Hard, Smart & Sincere

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, encouraged more creative economy actors to pay attention to sustainable aspects of their work, in order to accelerate the realization of quality tourism. This was said by Sandiaga when he visited the "Kriya Kayu Rik Rok" in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

The World Tourism Network named HE Sandiago Uno the most social tourism minister in the world. This was on March 9, 2021.

On November 21,2021, the same minister introduced the 4 AS principle – his magic formula to get 11 lost visitors back to his country.

The Indonesian minister of tourism is optimistic that the 4 AS will be core values for the tourism and creative industries to rebuild their businesses and revive the national economy.

Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy is socializing the improvement of resilience and competitiveness to encourage businesses’ revival after being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To achieve the goal, the Indonesian Tourism Ministry has created programs that focus on “4 AS” principles: namely Kerja KerAS (hard-working), CerdAS (smart working), TuntAS (thorough), and IkhlAS (sincere).

These “4 AS” principles were founded following COVID-19 pandemic impacts to the tourism and creative business across the country, where before social and economic restrictions ruled to measure the spread of the virus, had 16.11 million tourist arrivals in 2019 and dropped by 75% to 4.02 million in 2020.

The figure was a hard blow to a tourism economy that supplied 5.7% of the country’s gross domestic product and provided 12.6 million jobs in 2019.

“We need to move fast to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to businesses. That is why all stakeholders should synergize to unlock all tourism and creative industry’s potentials to create jobs and to ensure that we can rebuild our economy through quality and sustainable tourism,” said Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Boosting business resilience through digital entrepreneurship training.

The government has been working on the initiative by distributing recovery incentives for the tourism and creative industries.

As of the first half of 2020, the tourism industry in Indonesia suffered a loss of around 85 trillion Indonesian rupiahs in tourism revenue, with the hotel and restaurant industry estimated loss of around 70 trillion Indonesian rupiahs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected other creative sectors as well. Therefore, the Ministry is also working on various educational programs to encourage entrepreneurship across the country.

One of the programs is an initiative for students of Islamic boarding schools called “Santri Digitalpreneur Indonesia” that focuses on training and mentoring “santri” (students) to learn digital skills and use them as their capital to become a digitalpreneur or work in the creative industry.

“Indonesia has 31,385 Islamic boarding schools and we encourage them all to develop their creative economy through digitalization. All these initiatives are part of our effort to advance our national economic growth,” added Sandiaga.

The Ministry has also strengthened its partnership with all stakeholders to improve business resilience based on “3 C principals”, namely Commitment, Competence, and Champion, to revive tourism and creative economy, increase economic empowerment, and create employment.

“We must move collaboratively on all existing business potentials to create new jobs. Through innovative and creative ideas, we can rebuild and advance the Indonesian economy,” concluded Sandiaga.

The Indonesian Tourism Minister participates in a WTN discussion

About the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative EconomyDriven by a vision to make Indonesia a world-class tourism destination, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy innovate various breakthroughs to continually grow the creative industry in Indonesia.

 Fashion trends for Muslim women are growing rapidly in Indonesia, along with the desire to look charming with hijab. As the demand keeps increasing, local designers keep on creating various beautiful and unique Muslim women’s clothing.
 Kriya Kayu Rik Rok, located in Magelang, Central Java, is a local brand that produces and develops handicrafts made from environmentally friendly waste around their homes. Rik Rok is also engaged in educational tourism for children who want to travel while learning such as batik, making pottery, farming honey, learning gamelan, dancing, and others.
 The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy ensures that hotel and restaurant industry players throughout Indonesia are increasingly ready to implement CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environment Sustainability)-based health protocol certification.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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