Traveloka joins UNWTO to boost sustainable tourism

Traveloka has joined the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as an affiliate member, demonstrating its commitment to develop the region’s tourism industry by fostering responsible and sustainable travel.

The announcement was made during the UNWTO Conference held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from June 15-17, 2023.

From left: Indonesia’s Sandiaga Uno, Traveloka’s Albert, and UNWTO’s Zurab Pololikashvili at the UNWTO Conference in Phnom Penh

As the only travel platform in South-east Asia to become an affiliate member of UNWTO, Traveloka is assessing challenges and highlighting opportunities as travel recovers, as well as emphasising strategic collaborations within the ecosystem, such as partnerships with local and regional governments.

By joining UNWTO, Traveloka will have the opportunity to engage directly with other affiliate members, advocate alongside tourism leaders and representatives from other member countries on the world stage, participate in high-level regional and international dialogues, and gain access to UNWTO’s insights on global tourism trends.

Welcoming Traveloka’s affiliation, UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili said: “Having the private sector’s support is crucial in promoting sustainable tourism and achieving Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. We firmly believe collaborating with Traveloka will significantly contribute to developing a more sustainable global tourism sector.”

With a presence in six South-east Asian countries, Traveloka aims to accelerate the sustainable revitalisation of the region’s tourism industry.

Albert, co-founder of Traveloka, shared: “We are a platform that consistently prioritises innovation and strategic partnerships, and we believe we can drive sustainable tourism growth through technological breakthroughs and global collaborations. We hope that this initiative will also inspire tourism stakeholders in South-east Asia to contribute to the sustainable growth of international tourism.”

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