International Tourism Leaders Summit 2023 – Bali

Bali, 27 September, 2023

as reported by IHGMA (The Indonesian Hotel General Managers Association), in response to the recovery of the tourism sector, IHGMA DPD Bali is holding the 2023 International Tourism Leaders Summit (ITLS) with the theme “Enhancing and Amplifying the Competency of Future Hospitality Leaders: A Comprehensive Exploration.” Taking place at The Trans Resort Bali on September 26-27 to coincide with the World Tourism Day celebration.


IHGMA DPD Bali is at the forefront of ushering in a transformative era for the hospitality industry. This change was prominently marked by the International Leader Summit (ITLS) already in September 2022. The summit emphasized the need for the tourism sector to evolve into a collaborative entity, working hand-in-hand with other industries to yield broader and lasting benefits.

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The ITLS 2023 (International Tourism Leaders Summit) aims to equip hospitality leaders with deeper insights, paving the way for a prosperous future in the sector.

Additionally, the event served as a platform to recognize and honor individuals who have actively and constructively collaborated with IHGMA DPD Bali, championing the cause of sustainable tourism.

Award for Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, has been honored with the 2023 International Tourism Leaders Summit (ITLS) Awards – Circle of Excellence by the Indonesian Hotel General Manager Association (IHGMA) DPD Bali. This prestigious accolade recognizes him as an inspirational figure who has made significant and positive contributions to the advancement and sustainable development of tourism in Bali.


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“This event aims to improve and strengthen the competence of hotel leaders, including prospective young leaders, through a comprehensive workshop involving various hotel industry experts,” said Bagus Ngurah, S.Tr.Par., M.Tr.Par., CHA., CHE as Chair of the 2023 ITLS Committee.

Source: IHGMA Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy