99 Tourist Village in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
The Governor of West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia, Dr. H. Zulkieflimansyah, SE, MSc has established 99 tourist villages which will be focused on being developed in the next five years. In line with the above program, the Tourism Promotion Board of West Nusa Tenggara ( BPPD Nusa Tenggara Barat ) has one of the objectives to promote this initiative to the worldwide market as an initiative that needs to be supported by everyone as we do our utmost to empower our people/community to manage the tourism program with an objective of improving people welfare thru tourism. West Nusa Tenggara Province is consist of two beautiful islands : Lombok and Sumbawa; which can be reach only within 30 minutes flight from Bali to Lombok Island. We will ensure that you will have an Endless Discovery experience which will enrich your life experience. . The tourism industry on new eral will have a new face and one of them would be community-based tourism and Indonesia could lead this type of tourism as we have a huge number of villages in the rural area where they have people with their own unique culture, lifestyle and a well-reserved nature resources. Then one of our effort to list this initiative to the Tourism4SDGS platform which belongs to UNWTO so it will be an effective way to communicate to our future partner who might interest to support and collaborate to develop this community-based tourism activity in West Nusa Tenggara province. We are open to any type of collaboration to promote and to bring a lot more people to our village which has been converted as a new alternative type of tourism in the new normal era. We have a dream that tourism should bring more benefits to a larger community in the villages / rural area by highlighting their culture in a bigger perspective and nature where they live. In the end, we want sustainable tourism is implemented in a real program to support the vision and goal of SDGs 2030.
Rural Community Based Tourism - Indonesia
We are on the stage of place making activities to develop a new concept of Rural Community Based Tourism in Indonesia. As a starting point we have our prototype villages in Sumbawa Island and will have another villages in Lombok Island too. On this initiative we are having a concept to empower the community such as the youth to coordinate and manage the activities / experience on each villages and the women in the village to start their on small business to produce snacks, handicraft, hand weaving etc to be presented to the traveler who visiting their village. On top of that, their house will be typical accommodation for traveler and their original, authentic and tasty culinary will be offered to the visitor. we encourage people or community to take an active role toward this activity. Besides that, we try to make community understand how important it is for all of us to preserve our culture, environment, local values, way of life as well as authentic tasty culinary on each community. Most of our program is experience based activity for all our client to take part in each activity so they get first hand experience how to do something from the community then they will know and understand the local deeper on their life, culture, values , art as well as culinary. The other objective of the program besides things that we have mentioned above is to have an additional generating income activity for the community in rural area so they could improve their welfare. .