CEO'S MESSAGE

Sustainability Key to Success

In this edition, Real Conservation looks at waste management at Mandalika and how garbage separation is not only fulfilling a much-needed service to South Lombok, but providing a livelihood for a group of islanders who are eager to make a difference.
 
As exciting developments at Mandalika approach over the coming years we know a successful destination is only possible with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) firmly secured in our planning. Furthermore, we see sustainability as a unique feature of the destination, not merely a necessary requirement.        
 
And we have a distinct advantage. Special Economic Zones (SEZ) like Mandalika have the opportunity to create the right workable formula for sustainability and that blueprint invariably requires the participation of local communities.
 
According to Transforming Tourism.org: The participation of local communities is essential to protect a community’s interests and to increase transparency and accountability in tourism development.
 
To make headway, this insightful report calls for a “rights-based approach”. Essentially, this means local communities have the right to participate at various levels of development and this needs to be established with adequate legislative measures.
 
Tourism sustainability very effectively merges local communities, private sector enterprises and governments who all benefit from investments through increased market opportunities and linkages to services such as agriculture production, hospitality, restaurants, land and sea transportation, health services and so much more throughout the chain.
 
Sure, MotoGP is exciting, however the ancillary outcomes from Mandalika also present opportunities that are equally alluring. Therefore, as we rollout the destination, Frontiers will be reporting on the key hospitality features and, of course, the MotoGP races, together with how our SDGs have supported the experience for visitors.
 
In this edition, Real Conservation looks at waste management at Mandalika and how garbage separation is not only fulfilling a much-needed service to South Lombok, but providing a livelihood for a group of islanders who are eager to make a difference.
 
As exciting developments at Mandalika approach over the coming years we know a successful destination is only possible with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) firmly secured in our planning. Furthermore, we see sustainability as a unique feature of the destination, not merely a necessary requirement.        
 
And we have a distinct advantage. Special Economic Zones (SEZ) like Mandalika have the opportunity to create the right workable formula for sustainability and that blueprint invariably requires the participation of local communities.
 
According to Transforming Tourism.org: The participation of local communities is essential to protect a community’s interests and to increase transparency and accountability in tourism development.
 
To make headway, this insightful report calls for a “rights-based approach”. Essentially, this means local communities have the right to participate at various levels of development and this needs to be established with adequate legislative measures.
 
Tourism sustainability very effectively merges local communities, private sector enterprises and governments who all benefit from investments through increased market opportunities and linkages to services such as agriculture production, hospitality, restaurants, land and sea transportation, health services and so much more throughout the chain.
 
Sure, MotoGP is exciting, however the ancillary outcomes from Mandalika also present opportunities that are equally alluring. Therefore, as we rollout the destination, Frontiers will be reporting on the key hospitality features and, of course, the MotoGP races, together with how our SDGs have supported the experience for visitors.
 
Selamat Jalan
ITDC President Director
Abdulbar Mansoer
 
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  • FRONTIERS VOL. #5|
  • 01 Juli 2019|