Sustainable Warriors

”The Regulation of Minister of Tourism about Sustainable Tourism Guidelines was adopted from the international standard of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) that considers three main aspects: People, Planet, and Prosperity.”

 

- Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism of The Republic of Indonesia

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“Tourism is now the number one priority for our economy. As a country where half of its population is comprised of millennials, the government needs to shift its paradigm and conform its policies to current technological advancements. Sustainable tourism is the key to making our tourism 4.0 resilient and inclusive.” 

 

- Valerina Daniel | Advisor to the Minister of Tourism on Sustainable Tourism Development, Judge of ISTA 2019

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"Tourism in Indonesia is one of the means for improving the nation’s identity, maintaining the unity of territories and the nation in Indonesia, and also improving economic yield. Therefore, the development of tourism must be sustainable in order to become the source of strength for Indonesia’s tourism sector in the future."

 

- I Gede Ardika, Honorary Judge of ISTA 2019

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"Sustainable tourism must be carried out in Indonesia because the pillars of sustainable tourism are Economy, Socio-cultural, and Environmental. Meanwhile, the improvement of the planet can be done through sustainable tourism, as long there is willingness and motivation to do so, especially in Indonesia. Based on our past experience of holding ISTA twice, we can observe that Indonesia’s tourism destinations have already begun to implement things that encourage sustainability, which led to improvements in the economy, society and environment.”

- Diena M. Lemy, Judge of ISTA 2019

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"I hope the implementation of ISTA will encourage the emergence of more top destinations that are appealing enough to advance Indonesia’s tourism sector. Therefore, we need to think about how these potential destinations can be nurtured to keep growing and improving in order to meet global standards and attract more visitors to Indonesia, advance Indonesia’s tourism sector and improve the welfare of the Indonesian people.” 

- Jonathan L. Parapak, Honorary Judge of ISTA 2019

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“The Sustainable Tourism program is a great program because it was first adopted by developed countries. Upon entering the third year of ISTA, we will be learning a lot and the number of participants might increase because they have a better understanding on the concept of sustainable tourism. I believe other industries may not be as strong as the tourism industry in implementing sustainable tourism because if a destination is not sustainable, then people often choose not to visit the destination.”

- Jatna Supriatna, Head of the Board of Judges ISTA 2019

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“Sustainable tourism is the future of Indonesia’s tourism sector. First, it’s because by implementing the concept of sustainable tourism, we ensure that Indonesia is an option for the millennial market, which strongly requires an integrated balance among economic, socio-cultural and environmental values. Second, the sustainable tourism program is one of the ways we can enhance our strength on a regional scale, especially in Asia Pacific and ASEAN. We want Indonesia to be established a reference and hub for sustainable tourism practices.”

- Frans Teguh, Judge of ISTA 2019

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“Sustainable tourism must be implemented in villages because Indonesia has around 78,000 villages. Therefore, if we want to develop this concept, then we must start with outermost or rural areas so the residents don’t flock to the city. The implementation of sustainable tourism in villages is also an effort to conserve local cultures and traditions because they are autonomic regions that still maintain their traditions.”

 

- Robby Ardiwijaya, Judge of ISTA 2019

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“Tourism is proven to be the spearhead, and even the key, to the development of the national economy. Therefore, what we must do nowadays is establish the sustainable development of tourism because the development of tourism cannot be stunted midway and must continue to push forward to ensure that Indonesia becomes a top destination for the tourism sector. The world’s greatest and prosperous countries are countries that have top tourism destinations. The development of sustainable tourism is a necessity and must always be considered as the creed for Indonesia’s national development, especially the development of the tourism sector.” 

- Riant Nugroho, Judge of ISTA 2019

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“Sustainable development, including the development of sustainable tourism, is challenging for developing countries. As an emerging economy, Indonesia is in desperate need of implementing sustainable tourism practices for the sake of its future. ISTA, which has been held since 2017, is expected to guide the Indonesian government’s efforts, through the Ministry of Tourism, in realizing sustainable tourism.”

- Winda M. Mingkid, Judge of ISTA 2019

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“The Sustainable Tourism Certification (STC) falls under the series of activities under the Ministry of Tourism’s Sustainable Tourism for Development program. It begins with a Sustainable Tourism Destination (STD), which is the implementation of the concept of sustainable tourism at a tourism destination along with the destination’s regional administration. It is then followed up with the Sustainable Tourism Observatory (STO) where local administrations collaborate with universities to monitor certain destinations. In the end, we want all destinations to be certified as sustainable tourism destinations.”

- Mari Elka Pangestu, Honorary Judge of ISTA 2019

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