As the coordinator of the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) Industry Task Force (ITF) within the G20 Indonesia 2022 Presidency, Traveloka helps the Indonesia authorities in realising an inclusive, and sustainable digital transformation. Through this initiative, Traveloka has undertaken varied packages to upskill digital skills and strengthen the ecosystem within the tourism trade.
According to Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company’s e-Conomy SEA 2021 report, the pandemic has generated as much as 21 million new digital clients between 2020 and the primary half of 2021. Digital exercise in 2020 confirmed that Indonesia’s digital economic system gross home product (GDP) surged 11%, whereas its tourism sector confirmed efficiency at first of 2022, and is predicted to develop as much as 4.3% from 4.2% in 2021.
Carrying the theme, “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, the G20 Indonesia 2022 Presidency will seize the momentum to ascertain a sustainable and inclusive transformation whereas exploring new avenues to form a extra adaptive G20 in opposition to future crises. Focused on financial restoration by way of elevated digital utilisation, the Ministry of Communications and Informatics (Kominfo) is collaborating with 40 digital platform suppliers in Indonesia, collectively named the Industry Task Force (ITF), underneath the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG). This collaboration goals to contribute to the success of digital economic system discussions towards an inclusive, and sustainable digital ecosystem.
Widyasari Listyowulan, vp of Public Policy & Government Relations, Traveloka stated: “We believe that collaboration in an inclusive, sustainable, and empowering digital ecosystem is the driving force for Indonesia’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Thus, through Traveloka’s involvement in the DEWG ITF, we actively coordinate discussions and strong partnerships between industry players to accelerate the nation’s digital transformation and economic recovery. Digital platforms enable an extended and simplified access for the ecosystem, including Traveloka’s partners and customers. Traveloka is committed to provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions to fulfill Indonesia’s travel and lifestyle needs, as well as contribute to the tourism ecosystem in collaboration with our partners and SMEs in Indonesia.”
“The G20 DEWG aspires to achieve digital transformation to generate added value in each sector supporting Indonesia’s national economy. Based on a Kominfo survey, conducted in collaboration with the Indonesia Internet Service Provider Association (APJII), 77% of Indonesians utilise the Internet for more than eight hours daily. Considering that digital adoption has become an integral part of daily lives, the optimisation of digital skills and literacy is crucial. In addition, the continued partnership with the private sector is crucial in building a stronger economy foundation in our digital transformation efforts,” said Mira Tayyiba, secretary-general for the Indonesia Ministry of Communications and Informatics and chair of G20 DEWG
Southeast Asia’s journey and life-style platform, Traveloka, was appointed by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics because the coordinator of G20 DEWG ITF 2022. As a know-how firm, Traveloka believes within the significance of synergy throughout sectors, and is dedicated to supporting the federal government in its efforts to extend digital literacy and abilities within the nation. This might be realised by encouraging trade gamers to undertake know-how, so as to lengthen their service entry, in addition to help their companies.
Yose Rizal Damuri, government director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) stated: “The pandemic has become the momentum of change for Indonesia. In the past two years, digitisation grew rapidly, forcing digital adoption across the country. It also changed the operational landscape across economic sectors. While the surge of digital utilisation brings recovery and growth opportunities for Indonesia’s economy, there are many aspects that require further optimisation, such as infrastructure, human resources and users’ literacy. This initiative led by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics and Traveloka through G20 DEWG ITF Indonesia 2022 encourages the collaboration between government, industry players, and the public through the extension of digital infrastructure, utilisation, and also various forms of training and empowerment for the public and SMEs that will be the enabler for Indonesia’s economic recovery acceleration.”
As the coordinator of ITF, Traveloka actively encourages fellow digital platform gamers to speed up digital literacy and abilities by way of a collection of G20 DEWG 2022 actions within the type of seminars on economic system training, in addition to the Digital Talent Scholarship program. This is a skills-training program for college kids at varied ranges of training, which is initiated by Kominfo. Moreover, to encourage the event of digital expertise that’s required by the industries, Traveloka has lately collaborated with Monash University in presenting MITRA 5.0, a data sharing program to enhance educators’ digital expertise and capabilities.
“We are making continuous efforts to drive and distribute an even national economic recovery, through optimised digital transformation. With the support of all G20 DEWG ITF members, we will build a strong, sustainable, and inclusive digital economy in Indonesia together,” added Listyowulan.