About Wakatobi Island Working Group Networks and FTKP Wakatobi
The FTKP (Destination Management Forum) Wakatobi was initiated by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia in October 2014. FTKP is functioning as the coordination body for tourism stakeholders in Wakatobi; including local associations, the district government and tourism industry players. Under the district FTKP, there are three Island Working Groups (IWGs) that manage the coordination function among tourism stakeholders in each island level specifically on destination development. In a participatory process, Wakatobi FTKP re-designed the brand of Wakatobi as a destination and through the IWG has promoted Wakatobi through participation in national and international travel fairs.
Other IWG activities include collaboration with local tourism businesses in order to manage and organize educational familiarization trip (media and tour operator) and guidance to help raise the quality standards of local tourism businesses (accommodations, restaurants and tour operator) to meet international standards of service. Gaining the trust of local tourism businesses and stakeholders, as well as building means of collaboration, is essential to Wakatobi FTKP’s mission. Through developing sustainable tourism, which is protecting natural and cultural tourism resources, the organization aims to improve the economic situation of local communities around Wakatobi.
Wakatobi IWG Networks
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman 58, Mandati II, Wangi-Wangi Selatan, Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia
Jl. Samburaka No 2, Wangi-Wangi, Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia