Bali or the Island of the Gods has long been known as a paradise on earth and a favorite #DiIndonesiaAja destination by local and foreign tourists. The charm of Bali is even more proud, especially with the election of Bali as the host of the Global High-Level Conference (G20 Summit) event.
As is known, the G20 Summit which is the culmination of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency will soon be held in October. A series of preparations were made to make this grand event a success on the island of Bali as well as to promote the enchanting tourism of Indonesia.
At this year’s summit, the island of Bali will host dozens of member countries.
Want to know some fun facts about Bali which will host the G20 Summit in front of the world? Check out the following info
1. Be the First Host of the G20 Summit in Indonesia
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The G20 world economic forum has been established since 1999, but this is the first time Indonesia has had the opportunity to host the G20 Summit. Therefore, the island of Bali was recorded as the first host of the G20 Summit in Indonesia.
Do you know? Actually, the determination of Indonesia as the G20 Presidency in 2022 was announced two years ago, you know! To be precise, when the G20 Summit took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in November 2020.
With the election of Indonesia as the host of the G20, Indonesia has the opportunity to encourage the realization of policies that can trigger the world’s economic recovery. At the same time providing economic, social, and political benefits for many elements of society in Indonesia.
2. Discuss Important, Economic-Environmental Issues
Illustration of the G20 Forum event. Photo: doc. Kemenparekraf
As a multilateral cooperation forum, the G20 will discuss various important issues in a global scope. No exception at the meeting in Bali at the G20 summit later. It is known that there are 2 focus topics to be discussed, namely Financial Track and Sherpa Track.
As the name implies, the Financial Track meeting will discuss a number of issues related to fiscal, tax, and monetary policy. There are six priority agendas to be discussed at this meeting, starting from an exit strategy for economic recovery, finding ways to overcome the scarring effect of the economic crisis, digital payment systems, sustainable finance, financial inclusion, and international taxation.
Meanwhile, the Sherpa Track discusses broader issues, such as agriculture, anti-corruption, digital economy, sustainable energy, investment, employment, health, environment, development, trade, to tourism.
It is known that in February the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, had launched the ‘Tourism Working Group G20’ under the Sherpa Track. The working group in the tourism sector is expected to produce a concrete program that can be collaborated between G20 member countries.
“By adhering to the spirit of ‘Recover Together, Recover Stronger’, the G20 needs to support the important role of the tourism sector and the creative economy in strengthening collective global leadership through tourism and must ensure that nothing is left behind,” said Sandiaga Uno, quoted from the Ministry of Tourism’s official website, Monday. (21/3/2022).
3. Ready to Accommodate 21,000 Delegates
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With the presence of various meetings and side events of the G20 Indonesia, it is known that Indonesia will be ready to accommodate up to 21,000 delegates, including at the peak of the G20 Summit in Bali later. There are sixteen star hotels and 3 luxury villas that are prepared to provide exclusive services and facilities to accommodate around 21,000 delegates.
In addition to the Summit (Summit), the main meetings of the G20 Presidency also include Ministerial and Central Bank Governor level meetings (Financial Track), Sherpa level meetings (Sherpa Track), Deputy level meetings, Working Group level meetings, Engagement Group level meetings, Side programs Events, as well as the Road to G20 Indonesia 2022 program.
4. Have Various Fascinating Destinations
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There is no need to doubt that Bali has various charming tourist destinations. It is known, the G20 Summit which took place on the island of Bali is planned to be held in the Nusa Dua area which is famous as a tourist attraction with clean white sand beaches that stretch beautifully.
Not only in Nusa Dua, you can find stunning #WonderfulIndonesia destinations in Bali even in hidden corners. For example, when you go to the Carangsari Tourism Village, which was built with acculturation of Balinese and Chinese culture, or when you greet hundreds of monkeys at the Sangeh Monkey Forest. You can also take a vacation while hunting for souvenirs for #BeliKreatifLokal at the Tenganan Pegringsingan Tourism Village. Fun, right?
In welcoming the G20 Summit, the Indonesian government has also prepared a number of infrastructures in Bali to welcome the arrival of the delegates. For example, rearranging the toll road connecting I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport with the Nusa Dua area, planting various kinds of flowers, and planting mangrove trees.
Those are some fun facts about Bali which will soon host the G20 Indonesia Summit. With its stunning nature and various capable infrastructures, Bali can become a favorite tourist destination as well as a destination for various spectacular global events.
Various areas in Bali have also received CHSE certificates so you no longer need to worry when on vacation there. However, the implementation of the 6M health protocol is also mandatory to always be applied during this pandemic. Starting from wearing masks, washing hands with soap and running water, maintaining distance, avoiding crowds, limiting mobility, and avoiding eating together. Don’t forget to vaccinate at the nearest health facility or vaccination center before the holidays.
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