Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry discussed opportunities for cooperation with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on the capacity-building program for tourism human resources and the Tourism Destination Resilience Training Program at a recent meeting.

The meeting with PATA was a part of the collaboration framework to develop the tourism sector in Indonesia, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Angela Tanoesoedibjo informed here on Saturday.

"This meeting also strengthened the relationship between the ministry and PATA, which has established a good cooperation, so that we can together develop the Indonesian tourism sector forward," she said in the Maldives.

On the same occasion, CEO of PATA Liz Ortiguera said she hopes Indonesia can participate in the PATA Annual Summit on October 25–27, 2022, in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.

Meanwhile, in a separate meeting, Secretary of the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani met with UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili to express her gratitude for the organization's support for Indonesia at the G20 forum.

Related news: Ambassador Najib presents credentials to UNWTO secretary general

"We also invite the UNWTO secretary-general to attend the G20 Tourism Ministerial Meeting on September 26, 2022, which will be held back-to-back with World Tourism Day," Adnyani said.

According to the ministry's website, the first meeting of the G20 Tourism Working Group focused on human capital; digitalization, innovation, and creative economy; women and youth empowerment; climate action, biodiversity, and circular economy; and policy, governance, and investment framework.

Furthermore, Adnyani also held a meeting with UNWTO's Director of the Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific Harry Hwang to discuss Indonesia's preparations for proposing its name for the UNWTO executive council representing East Asia and the Pacific region for the 2023–2027 period.

Another discussion covered the preparation for the World Tourism Day, including technical plans related to participants and speakers and UNWTO's technical assistance plans in the form of conferences, seminars, and workshops.

"Hopefully, through this activity, the Indonesian tourism sector can become more advanced and develop well," Adnyani said.

Related news: G20 a platform to promote local tourism, products: Minister Uno

Translator: M Alatas, Kenzu T
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
Copyright © ANTARA 2022