Following the successful hosting of the hybrid Global Tourism Forum (GTF) last year, the World Tourism Forum Institute has picked Indonesia to be the location for its 2022 annual meeting.
Set to take place in Bali from November 17-18 in-person, organisers are targeting to welcome between 500 and 700 international and domestic participants comprising ministers and CEOs of tourism-related companies and investors.
Sapta Nirwandar, chairman of the Indonesia Tourism Forum said that hosting events like GTF 2022 are not only important, but also strategic, for Indonesia.
Being a “global forum”, GTF 2022 will provide “global networking”, and as such, is an important way to raise Indonesia’s business events profile, and “inform the world” that the country is more than ready to host international events. This will in turn help with tourism recovery, Sapta elaborated.
Indonesia’s track record of international events include the World Bank Group and annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund; APEC Summit; while the G20 Summit will be happening later this year.
Masruroh, MICE director at Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, added: “GTF 2022 will improve Indonesia’s positioning in global leadership. It also provides benefits for improving the national economy, especially in the tourism and creative economy sectors.”