Did you know that the summit of World Tourism Day this year is going to be held in Bali? Yes, The Island of the Gods, which is renowned for its bustling charm, was chosen as the place to discuss how the world can improve tourism to a far better degree. With a theme of “Rethinking Tourism”, World Tourism Day 2022 will take place on September 27, 2022. Looking forward to joining the celebration of World Tourism Day as you’re spending a holiday on the island? Give some support to local tourism by trying out the following activities!
The region in Bali chosen to host the conference of World Day Tourism 2022 is Nusa Dua. Not surprising since the area is renowned for its luxury resorts, five-star dining, and wide range of attractions. Moreover, a wide range of international events have been hosted in Nusa Dua before. Facing the vast blue Indian Ocean, Nusa Dua can be a perfect place to refresh your mind. Set your foot at the heavenly beaches that stretch along the east of the island, which include the astonishing Nusa Dua Beach, the serene Geger Beach, as well as the sensational Melasti Beach!
Do you like golfing? If you do, then have some fun at one of the most renowned golf clubs on the island, the Bali National Golf Club! Need something more thrilling? Check out Tanjung Benoa Watersport in the north! This recreational spot offers plenty of heart-pumping activities, such as snorkeling, parasailing, sea walking, and jet skiing! Are you a history or art enthusiast? Head out to Museum Pasifika and witness over 600 masterpieces not only made by Indonesians but also by artists from around the world.
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As World Tourism Day strives to encourage sustainable tourism, this is also a perfect time for you to start practicing sustainable efforts to preserve our environment as best as you could. Try writing down an eco-friendly travel wishlist! Across Indonesia, you can find numerous sustainable destinations where you can learn about the existence of endangered wildlife. Some even offer a chance for you to directly take part in saving the environment through education programs, tree planting, animal release, and many others. One place you can check out in Bali to realize your wish list is Plataran Menjangan in West Bali National Park.
Crowned as the World Top Safari Stay on the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award 2021, this 382-hectare lush forest features 175 types of flora and 167 types of fauna. In addition, the park also offers various exciting conservation programs, including making wild bee nests and planting coral reefs, endemic trees, as well as mangroves.
Other than being rich with stunning nature, Indonesia is also blessed with abundant cultural heritage. Learning and experiencing intangible culture can greatly help local tourism. It also helps to maintain sustainable tourism and improves the local economy. One of the best places to do this is a village where you can immerse yourself in fascinating traditional ways of life. Tourism villages can be easily found on each island of Indonesia, offering different cultures. In Bali, there are many captivating tourism villages you can visit.
Check out Penglipuran Village if you’re looking for fresh air and a serene atmosphere! In an adventurous mood? Come to Pemuteran Village and explore its mesmerizing underwater. Do you want somewhere artsier? Then, Mas Village in Ubud is the place for you as it has been known as the village of Bali’s legendary sculptors since the 1930s!
Another effort you can take to support local tourism for World Tourism Day is simply by being a more responsible traveler. Not only is it good for you, but being more responsible can also help local communities you’ll meet along your journey.
Start by doing extensive research about new regulations and conditions of the place you’re planning to visit. Once you’ve arrived, then try finding some hidden gems. Buy locally-made products and delve into local wisdom. Finally, don’t forget to practice sustainable living while also prioritizing safety and sanitation.
Now, are you ready to join the celebration of World Day Tourism 2022? As you prepare yourself to take part in it, do also check out some other top places you can visit beyond Nusa Dua! Before you set your foot at The Island of Gods, make sure you have learned about the latest international travel regulations and follow our social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. Get ready for many more fun trip ideas!