ITS–“Wonderful Indonesia” has won Best Tourism Promotion Video in a competition held by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), beating 63 other videos from other UNWTO member nations. The video was also awarded the People’s Choice Award.
As stated in a press release published in the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s official website on Saturday, Sept. 16, “Wonderful Indonesia” has been voted as the best tourism promotion video in the region of East and Pacific Asia.
The video showcases beautiful views from various parts of Indonesia, such as Yogyakarta, Bali, Jakarta, Lombok, Toraja, Raja Ampat, and Wakatobi, accompanied with the song “What a Wonderful World” sung by Louis Armstrong in the background.
Both awards were received by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya as the head delegate for Indonesia. The announcement and presentation of the UNWTO video competition was held in a UNWTO meeting in Chengdu, China, on 11-16 September.
The video submission from Indonesia reportedly has received many support from home including President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo who posted it on his official Facebook account along with the caption: “‘The Journey to a Wonderful Indonesia’ tourism promotional video is included in the People’s Choice Awards category at the worldwide promotional video competition: UNWTO Award – Tourism Video Competition, competing with other 63 countries. Let’s take a part and support our tourism video by voting through this website www.indonesia.travel/vote4id. Fill in the name and email column and choose the video from Indonesia – Wonderful Indonesia: The Journey to a Wonderful Indonesia – as [your] favorite video. The vote will end tomorrow, Monday, September 11. Thank you for voting, [it’s] for the glory of Indonesian tourism.”