Marriott, Indonesia ink MoU to further tourism development

The landmark signing was led by Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy's Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani (left) and Marriott International's Ramesh Jackson

Marriott International Inc. in Indonesia has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia to develop the country’s tourism sector and the creative economy.

The MoU covers collaboration on destination and tourism marketing; the institutional field including the development of talent and human resource competencies in the tourism sector; the field of creative economic development; as well as other forms of collaborations beneficial for the tourism and hospitality industry within a period of three years from the signing.

The landmark signing was led by Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy’s Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani (left) and Marriott International’s Ramesh Jackson

Ramesh Jackson, Indonesia’s area vice president for Marriott International, said the company is committed to supporting Indonesian tourism.

“Collectively we aim to improve the experience for travellers to get closer to the beauty of Indonesia, its natural wonders, its rich history, and its people,” he said.

In a statement, minister of tourism and creative economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, conveyed that this MoU is a concrete step towards a commitment between the public and private sector, in line with president Joko Widodo’s instructions to develop a more inclusive tourism.

“Marriott International, as one of the largest hospitality companies in the world and a major player as one of the top accommodation providers in Indonesia and across the archipelago, is the right partner for this strategic collaboration. I look forward to this fruitful cooperation and see the positive results in the near future,” said Sandiaga.

The collaboration supports Marriott International’s efforts to empower local talents and provide opportunities for students or graduates of six Tourism Polytechnics with practical experiences and training within the company’s hotels and resorts.

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