The Awards were presented in the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly at the Intercontinental Century City Convention Center Hotel, Chengdu, China, and was received personally by a delighted Minister Arief Yahya, Indonesia’s Tourism Minister.
Emerging on the top of the list, the Video successfully outranked others submitted by 63 countries.
As the title implies, “A Journey to a Wonderful Indonesia” takes the audience on an exceptional trip across Indonesia’s array of spellbinding destinations like Yogyakarta, Bali, Jakarta, Lombok, Toraja, Raja Ampat, and Wakatobi. Aptly accompanying this amazing display of wonders, is the legendary hit song brought by none other than the unforgettable Louis Armstrong :’ What a Wonderful World’.
Expressing his delight in this achievement, Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya said: “Today we have gained the highest achievements from UNWTO for the Best Tourism Video in the Asia Pacific region as well as the Best Tourism Video chosen by viewers all over the world”.
These awards are very significant, continued the Minister, since they represent the 3C’s, being: Calibration, meaning that Indonesia has calibrated our path correctly; Confident, meaning that these Awards will definitely boost the country’s confidence in moving forward developing our tourism; and Credibility, meaning that this achievement will surely add to our worldwide credibility.
Indonesia warmly thanks all friends around the world who have voted for Indonesia’s video, directly or through our website indonesia.travel.ENDS