CULTURE & TOURISM Yogyakarta, Indonesia [COMPLETED] 2019.01.02 ~ 2019.01.08
The ASEAN-Korea Centre organized the ASEAN Community-based Tourism (CBT) Program 2018 in Desa Wisata Nglanggeran, Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 3 to 7 January 2019.
As one of the forms of sustainable tourism, Community-based Tourism is a tourism activity owned by the community and operated or managed at the community level. It protects valued socio-cultural traditions, natural and cultural heritage resources through the support of sustainable livelihoods. It is believed to complement the current challenges of mass tourism that has destructed nature and marginalized local economy.
Following the success of the program in Malaysia (2015), Brunei (2016), and Thailand (2017), the ASEAN Community-based tourism program is to provide a CBT platform for youth from ASEAN and Korea who could become advocates and advertiser of sustainable CBT development in ASEAN.
This year, the ASEAN CBT Program held in Desa Wisata Nglanggeran, Yogyakarta, Indonesia from which received ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award in 2018 and ASEAN Community Based Tourism (CBT) Award in 2017. Also, Desa Wisata Nglanggeran is located in Mountain (Mt) Api Purba, which is recognized by UNESCO as one of Mt. Sewu’s Global Geopark sites. To implement this program, the Centre has cooperated with the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia and Gadja Mada University.
25 ASEAN and Korean university students will be brought into Desa Wisata Nglanggeran to have a unique homestay experience, learn traditional culture, and visit the Borobudur and Prambanan Temple compounds listed UNESCO World Cultural Heritages in Indonesia.
Participating students promoted Nglanggeran and Yogyakarta through their SNS platforms, and especially for this year, they will produce a travel brochure for Yogyakarta based on what they have encountered after the program ends.