o this end, mastery over digital skills and English language capability have become key
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Digital skills and English language capability have become crucial for winning the global competition in the tourism industry, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said.

"We do not want tourism to just recover, but we need the tourism sector to become better in empowering vulnerable populations and groups, creating decent jobs, and protecting the environment," he said in a written statement released on Friday .

"To this end, mastery over digital skills and English language capability have become key," he said.

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Digital skills and English language capability are crucial for surviving in an era of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), he added.

According to the rector of Mercu Buana University, Andi Andriasyah, everyone must actively embrace technology so that they are not left behind in this digital era.

Almost every aspect of our life is now closely tied to digital technology. Time and space are no longer hurdles to human involvement, he noted.

The Internet has given us several options for broadening participation in the international world. One of the important prerequisites for Indonesians to embrace the global community is the knowledge of English, which functions as a global universal language, he added.

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Meanwhile, director of thought leadership for Cambridge University Press & Assessment, Nick Saville, said that English is currently not only used within the working environment, but has also become very important in various parts of our daily life.

Earlier, Mercu Buana University held the "Leveraging to Maximize Global Opportunities for Indonesia" seminar, which featured Saville, vice general secretary of the Employer's Association of Indonesia (Apindo), Lucia Karina, and a lecturer and entrepreneur in the field of tourism and hospitality, Zairil, as speakers.

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