To promote heritage tourism, Ferdy Piay, the Charge d’ Affaires of Indonesia to India has shown keen interest to collaborate with other nations. He also expressed that nations must come together and unite to share knowledge, experiences, and practice to promote cultural heritage.
With Indonesia, India has collaborated on such projects before and stays at the top of the list for such collaboration and collaboration in the future as well. Previously, Indonesia and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had jointly collaborated to promote Indonesian temples. Mr. Piay also expressed that the country is keen to join hands-on such spheres. He also mentioned that how Bali and other Indonesian destinations have been benefited from these campaigns.
Mr. Piay also said, “But of course, the effort does not stop there. The benefits of developing heritage sites, structures, and buildings in areas have been acknowledged not just by the central government, but also by regional governments. However, promoting cultural heritage as an object of tourism should of course at the same time be compensated by a legal framework aimed at protecting the sites. Cultural heritage should not be abused in such a way that it will damage itself. Equally important, as tourism becomes strong leverage to the economy, its development should therefore be sustainable.”
He also said that Bali’s Kecak dance has become a huge lure for tourists and Mr. Piay also expressed that many other countries have a different model for heritage tourism.