Jakarta, MINA – Four tourism villages in Indonesia, namely Pemuteran Village (Bali), Penglipuran Village (Bali), Nglanggeran Tourism Village (Yogyakarta), and Pentingsari Village (Yogyakarta) are included in the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World by Global Green Destinations Days (GGDD).
The Sustainable Destinations Top 100 Award is an annual Green Destinations Foundation program that aims to showcase success stories and sustainable tourism practices from tourism destinations around the world.
Deputy of Tourism Destination Development in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Dadang Rizki Ratman explained that the four destinations were able to compete at the international level because they used international standard guidelines.
“The concept of Penglipuran Village, for example, is included in the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the world, one of them is because the village is considered to be able to maintain the traditional side and environmental sustainability,” said Dadang, according to a written broadcast received by MINA on Wednesday, October 30.
According to Dadang, the arrangement of villages and traditional buildings in Penglipuran Village is still intact. Likewise, with 75 hectares of bamboo forest and 10 hectares of maintained vegetation. It is the characteristic of Penglipuran all this time.
“Even though the majority of the population has embraced modern life, the traditional Balinese nuance does not just disappear. Now, Penglipuran Village is one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia, “he said.
Likewise, the three other tourism villages that maintain a balance in managing tourism villages by getting economic benefits from preserving culture and nature around the village.
On the same occasion, Expert Minister of Tourism in the Field of Sustainable Tourism Development of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Valerina Daniel added the four tourism villages were included in the categories of Environmental Conservation, Economic Utilization for Local Communities, and Socio-Culture.
“Later, destinations that are ranked top on the list of Sustainable Destinations Top 100 will be invited to receive the ‘Best of Top 100’ at ITB Berlin 2020,” Valerina Daniel said. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)