Banyuwangi Wins World Tourism Award

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Dubbed as “The Sunrise of Java,” Banyuwangi, an East Java Provinces district, unexpected rose to celebrity on a universe tourism theatre when it was announced a initial leader of a universe tourism endowment in Europe.

Banyuwangi`s success during a prestigious tourism forum came as Indonesia won 3 awards of a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during a rite hold in Madrid, Spain, recently.

According to a district supervision spokesman, a Banyuwangi administration with a “Re-inventing a Government in Tourism” project, emerged as a initial leader for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance difficulty of a 12th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.

It degraded possibilities such as Colombia, Kenya and Puerto Rico.

Besides Banyungawi, other 3 categories were won by a Itaipu Technological Park (Brazil) in a UNWTO Award Innovation in Research and Technology category, a Treetop Walking Path (Lithuania) for a Innovation in Enterprises category, and a Sisterhood of Survivors Program (Nepal) for a Innovation in Non Governmental Organization category.

Garuda Indonesia`s Bali Beach Clean-Up debate was a First Runner-up for a UNWTO Award for Innovation in Enterprises category.

Indonesia`s NGO, Karang Lestari Foundation, with a “Coral Reef Reborn” plan was also a First Runner-Up for a UNWTO Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) category.


The Awards noticing creation in 4 categories – Public Policy and Governance, Enterprises, NGOs and Research and Technology – were announced on Jan 20 during a UNWTO Awards Ceremony during a Spanish Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid.

The projects were comparison from among some-more than 100 nominations from 30 countries.

“The UNWTO Awards aim to respect those that work for a advantage of horde communities, ancillary a livelihoods of internal people and safeguarding a sourroundings and a enlightenment for destiny generations. All 16 finalists are an instance to all of us of how a beliefs of a UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and a objectives set in a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can enthuse tolerable tourism,” UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said.

The internal supervision of Banyuwnagi lauded a UNWTO award.

“This endowment is really meaningful, not usually for Banyuwangi though also for Indonesia. After all, a apprehension explosve conflict took place recently during a Thamrin Boulevard in Central Jakarta. We have to say Indonesias tourism repute in a eyes of a world,” Banyuwangi Regional Government Secretary Slamet Kariyono pronounced when contacted by Antara in tie with UNWTO award.

Slamet pronounced a tourism zone in Banywangi over a past 5 years had continued to develop. The series of domestic tourists visiting a district jumped by 161 percent from 651,500 tourists in 2010 to 1,701,230 in 2015.

The series of unfamiliar tourists nearing in a district of Banyuwangi also rose drastically by 210 percent from about 13 thousand in 2010 to 41 thousand in 2015. This information was performed from hotels and tourism end operators.

The flourishing tourism zone in this district was also reflected in a series of passengers during a Blimbingsari Airport in Banyuwangi, that rose by 1,308 percent from 7,826 in 2011 to 110,234 in 2015.

The tourism zone also contributed in boosting a internal economy. Based on a information of a Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), a per capita income of people in Banyuwngi increasing by 62 percent from Rp20.8 million in 2010 to Rp33.6 million in 2014.

Head of Banyuwangis Cultural and Tourism Service MY Bramuda pronounced that Banyuwangi was means to win a UNWTO endowment given a internal supervision had successfully grown a internal tourism. The informal supervision took 4 vital stairs to rise a tourism.

Firstly, he said, a internal supervision remade a segment as a product whose tourism intensity could be invariably promoted. “The bureaucracy served not usually as a open menial though also as an representative of compelling tourism together with other tourism stakeholders,” remarked Bramuda.

Secondly, a informal supervision practical a scold tourism strategy. It offering journey and practice opposite from those of other regions, inlet tourism adventure, enlightenment tourism and festival activities.

There are marketplace segments that turn a targets, namely women, immature people and internet users. The 3 segments have vast markets. The series of women in Indonesia reached 120 million, immature people (of 16 to 30 years) series 62 million and internet users sum 82 million.

“Therefore, a annual Banyuwangi Festival always presents specific segments formed on a tourism marketplace intensity such as jazz music, normal batik clothes, sports and others,” settled Bramuda.

Thirdly, a informal supervision conducted unchanging and continual innovations by formulating new icons and destinations, such as building a airfield with a immature concept, expanding Grand Watudodol and floating houses in a Bangsring areas, auxiliary with state companies in a growth of outing boat piers during Boom Beach and many others.

Fourthly, a internal supervision managed a tourism events by Banyuwangi festival events, so introducing a internal intensity to a open and attracting tourists to Banyuwangi.

“The Banyuwangi Festivals have been hold given 2012. This is an eventuality formed on sports, inlet and informative tourism, and continues via a year. In one year, 35 tourism activities are conducted,” he added.




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