As Coordinator of the Industry Task Force (ITF) of the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG), the G20 Indonesia 2022 Presidency, Traveloka is helping the Indonesian government achieve an inclusive and sustainable digital transformation.
Jakarta, Indonesia – Digitization brings huge benefits by providing new economic growth Chance across all fields, Including tourism.according to Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company’s e-Conomy SEA 2021 ReportThe pandemic has generated as many as 21 million new digital customers from 2020 to the first half of 2021. Digital activity in 2020 shows that Indonesia’s digital economy gross domestic product (GDP) has surged by 11%, while its tourism industry is expected to grow to 4.3% in early 2022, up from 4.2% in 2021.
bear the theme, “Recover together, recover stronger”, The G20 Indonesia 2022 Presidency will seize this momentum to build a sustainable and inclusive transition, while exploring new ways to forge a more resilient G20 for future crises. The Ministry of Communications and Information (Kominfo), focused on economic recovery through increased digitization utilization, is working with 40 digital platform providers in Indonesia, collectively known as the Industry Task Force (ITF), under the G20 Digital Economy Task Force (DEWG). The collaboration aims to contribute to the success of the digital economy discussion to build an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem.
“The G20 DEWG aspires to digital transformation to create added value in various sectors that support Indonesia’s national economy. According to a Kominfo survey conducted in partnership with the Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association (APJII), 77% of Indonesians use the Internet to gain more than Eight hours. Optimizing digital skills and literacy is critical given how digital applications have become an integral part of everyday life. In addition, continued collaboration with the private sector is critical to building a stronger economic foundation in our digital transformation effort” statement Mira Taiba, Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics and Chair of the G20 DEWG, at the G20 Digital Economy Working Group Indonesia 2022 Industry Task Force Media Symposium on Friday, August 19, 2022.
theme “Building Digital Ecosystem Synergy to Help Post-pandemic Global Recovery”, The three priorities for this discussion are connectivity and post-pandemic recovery, digital skills and literacy, and cross-border data flows. The DEWG also invited experts to discuss the economic aspects of the three priorities and their alignment with digital transformation and national economic growth.
Traveloka, a travel and lifestyle platform in Southeast Asia, has been appointed by the Ministry of Communications and Information as the coordinator of the G20 DEWG ITF 2022. As a technology company, Traveloka believes in the importance of synergy across sectors and is committed to supporting the government in its efforts to improve digital literacy and talent in the country. This can be achieved by encouraging industry players to adopt technology to expand their access to services and support their businesses.
Vidyasari Listyoulan, Traveloka vice president of public policy and government relations said, “We believe that collaboration in an inclusive, sustainable and empowering digital ecosystem is the driving force behind Indonesia’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Therefore, through Traveloka’s participation in the DEWG ITF, we are actively coordinating discussions and discussions among industry players. A strong partnership to accelerate the nation’s digital transformation and economic recovery. The digital platform provides expanded and simplified access to an ecosystem that includes Traveloka’s partners and customers. Traveloka is committed to providing comprehensive end-to-end solutions programs to meet Indonesia’s travel and lifestyle needs and provide a tourism ecosystem for working with our partners and SMEs in Indonesia.”
All Rizal Damouri, The Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said, “The pandemic has been a driving force for change in Indonesia. Digitalization has developed rapidly in the past two years, forcing the adoption of digitalization across the country. It has also changed the operational landscape of various economic sectors. While the surge in digitalization utilization has brought opportunities for recovery and growth for the Indonesian economy There are many aspects that need further optimization, such as infrastructure, human resources and user literacy. This initiative, led by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics and Traveloka through G20 DEWG ITF Indonesia 2022, encourages collaboration between government, industry players, and The expansion, utilization of the public through digital infrastructure, and various forms of training and empowerment for the general public and SMEs, will be the driving force behind the accelerated recovery of the Indonesian economy.”
As the coordinator of the ITF, Traveloka actively encourages digital platform peers to accelerate digital literacy and talent development through a series of G20 DEWG 2022 events such as economic education seminars and digital talent scholarship programs. This is a skills training project initiated by Cumming Information for students of different educational levels. Additionally, to encourage the development of digital talent needed by the industry, Traveloka recently partnered with Monash University to launch MITRA 5.0, a knowledge-sharing initiative to improve educators’ digital skills and competencies.
“We are continuously striving to drive and distribute evenly the national economic recovery by optimizing digital transformation. With the support of all G20 DEWG ITF members, together we will build a strong, sustainable and inclusive digital economy in Indonesia,” Added Listyowulan.
The DEWG will continue its fourth meeting in Bali, August 28-30, 2022. During this meeting, the G20 DEWG ITF will showcase Indonesia’s digital ecosystem to all delegates from G20 member countries. G20 DEWG ITF members will also be present at the Digital Innovation Network to share knowledge and insights on today’s post-pandemic economic recovery with G20 delegates.