NUSADAILY-JAKARTA – The world recognizes four tourism villages in Indonesia as sustainable eco-friendly tourism villages. The four tourist villages are Pemuteran Village (Bali), Penglipuran Village (Bali), Nglanggeran Tourism Village (Yogyakarta), and Pentingsari Village (Yogyakarta).
World recognition was contained in the 2019 Sustainable Top 100 Destinations (Top 100 Sustainable Travel Destinations). The List of Top 100 Sustainable Travel Destinations was issued by the Top 100 International Committee coordinated by the Green Destinations Foundation, Netherlands.
Reporting from sustainabletop100.org, the Top 100 winners received their certificates on October 10, 2019 in Mali Losinj, Croatia.
Besides Indonesia, tourist villages included in the Top 100 list come from Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Congo, Ecuador, Finland.
There are also from Germany, Guyana, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazaktan, Malta, Nepal. Then the Netherlands, the Caribbean Islands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden. Including there are tourist villages from Slovenia, Taiwan, England, and America.
Deputy of Tourism Destination Development of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Dadang Rizki Ratman in Jakarta, Monday (10/28/2019) explained, the 4 destinations were able to compete at the international level because they used international standard guidelines.
“The concept of Penglipuran Village for example, is one of the factors because the village is considered to be able to maintain the traditional side and environmental sustainability,” said Dadang.
According to Dadang, the arrangement of villages and traditional buildings in Penglipuran Village is still intact. Likewise, 75 hectares of bamboo forest and 10 hectares of vegetation are still maintained. This is the characteristic of Penglipuran all this time.
“Although the majority of the population has embraced modern life, but the traditional nuances of Bali are not just disappear. Now, Penglipuran Village is one of the popular tourist destinations in Indonesia, “he said.
As well as the three other tourism villages. They maintain a balance in managing tourism villages by getting economic benefits from preserving culture and nature around the village.
Reporting from balitourclub.net, the underwater beauty of Pemuteran Village in Bali is one of the hidden beauties. The collection of underwater coral reefs Pemuteran beach presents about 80 percent of the wealth of the coral reefs of the archipelago.
The condition based on the efforts of a local environmental observer organization. Since 2,000, the organization has consistently carried out underwater conservation and rehabilitated all damaged coral reefs by planting new coral reefs.
On the same occasion, Expert Minister of Tourism in the Field of Sustainable Tourism Development of the 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.
The Head of the Sustainable Tourism Board, I Gede Ardika asserted, the role of stakeholders, especially tourism actors, is very important. They must commit to implementing standards for sustainable tourism destinations.
If commitments to the implementation of standards for sustainable tourism destinations are carried out in other villages, there will be more tourism destinations in Indonesia that operate on sustainable principles.
“We need collaboration with local governments and tourism actors and champions in the tourist village or tourism destination,” Ardika said. (greendestinations / kemenpar / yos)
Top 100 Sustainable Tourism Villages: