Jakarta: President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) believes that sports can serve as a booster to drive the economy through the development of national sports tourism.
“The sports industry has a very broad scope, starting from the event industry, the clothing industry, shoe industry, football industry, and others,” the President said when virtually attending the National Sports Day XXXVII from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java Province, Wednesday, as quoted by the Cabinet Secretariat's Website.
According to the president, sports also involve media and broadcasting industries or even industry for souveniers, trophies, stickers, and others.
In addition, Indonesia also has many potential beautiful places for the development of sport tourism, ranging from mountains, seas, and lakes, which in addition to being beautiful in nature, the places are also rich in arts and culture.
These places can be utilized for various sporting events, such as gliding, diving, cycling, athletics, and other recreational sports.
Lastly, according to him, people would prefer to extercise and travel in open spaces after the covid-19 pandemic.