TTG Asia’s editor – Indonesia, Mimi Hudoyo, was yesterday conferred The Special Award: Life Time Achievement by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for her contributions and dedication to the nation’s tourism sector.
The Indonesia Tourism Journalistic Awards 2013 took place at the Ministry’s office yesterday afternoon, where Mimi was celebrated for her achievements in the travel sector.
Award recipients were chosen by panel of judges comprising representatives from the Ministry, travel industry associations, the media and tourism observers.
Elly Hutabarat, president of the Association of Air Ticketing Companies in Indonesia and chairwoman of the panel, said: “(Mimi) has produced so many journalistic works on tourism from the time of the legendary magazine Travel Indonesia, then the Media Indonesia daily and now with TTG Asia, an Asia-Pacific title. She has been dedicating her career of almost 30 years without fail to writing about Indonesian tourism.
“She, in fact, has not just been observing and reporting on tourism, but she has also been involved in national tourism development efforts by consistently taking part in various tourism events by becoming a host, speaker and also co-founder of the Tourism Dialogue Forum (about 20 years ago).”
Deputy minister of tourism and creative economy, Sapta Nirwandar, in his speech on the importance of media to the development tourism, said: “Journalists are ‘influencers’. When a journalist like the one whose surname is Hudoyo…for example, writes a story, it will have an impact on the readers.”
Mimi joined the TTG Asia family in 1998 and was promoted to editor-Indonesia in 2011.