Nia Niscaya, former deputy minister of tourism marketing development regional I for the Ministry of Tourism, has been appointed deputy of marketing at the Tourism and Creative Economy (TCE) Board.
As well, Rizki Handayani, former deputy minister of tourism marketing development regional II is now deputy of tourism products and events at the TCE Board, where she will oversee special interest activities as well as business and other events, among others.
Both officials are two of 14 first echelons and 30 second echelons at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MoTCE) and the TCE Board that will run the tourism authority under the new nomenclature.
Indonesia’s minister of tourism and creative economy and head of TCE Board Wishnutama Kusubandio announced the organisational structure changes, and inaugurated the deputies and directors in Jakarta last night.
Under the new structure, the MoTCE consists of the minister, vice minister, secretary, and expert staff, while the TCE Board comprises the head, vice head, primary secretary and seven deputies.
One of the many newly created positions also includes the expert staff on crisis management.
On the appointment of an expert staff on crisis management, Wishnutama said: “Safety and security is very important in a destination. Look at travel advices from the US, Australia and some other countries. The status of Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia are green, while Indonesia is yellow. With such status, travellers will think twice before visiting Indonesia. Therefore, I have appointed an expert staff who can assist me to improve the safety and security of tourist destinations.”