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28 Nov, 2016

I Gusti Putu Laksaguna, Deputy Minister for Internal Control, Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.


Date and Place of Birth: January 12, 1953, Tabanan, Bali


Bachelor’s degree from the Institute of State Administration of Indonesia, Master’s degree from the University of Surrey, UK. Diploma in Hotel Management, Certified Food and Beverage Executive and Certified Hotel Administrator, American Hotel and Motel Institute.


Ambarrukmo Palace Hotel, Yogyakarta, 1972, moved to Bali Hyatt Hotel, Horison Hotel in Jakarta and as a Barman in Holland American Cruise.

Lecturer at the Bandung Tourism Institute in 1978.

In 1979, sent by the Indonesian government to work at Movenpick Restaurant in Geneva, as Chef de Rang for one year.

Visiting lecturer at Hotel Institute for Management, Montreux, Switzerland, 1986-88.

Deputy Director of Bandung Tourism Institute in 1995

Director of Makassar Tourism Academy (1998-2000)

Director of  Bali Tourism Institute (2000-2001).

Chairman, Global Dialogue Forum on New Developments and Challenges in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector at the ILO Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Chairman, ASEAN Task Force on Tourism Manpower Development (2003-2010) and the ASEAN Tourism Professional Monitoring Committee (2010-2012).

Contribution to ASEAN Tourism

As Chairman of the ASEAN Tourism Manpower Development Task Force and the ASEAN Tourism Professional Monitoring Committee, the Working Group together with the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) developed the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professional (ACCSTP), Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum, Regional Qualification Framework and Recognition System, ASEAN Toolboxes, ASEAN Tourism Qualification Equivalent Matrix.

Oversaw the development of ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (ASEAN MRA-TP). The ASEAN MRA-TP has been a coordinated and managed process since 1999 when the ASEAN Task Force on Tourism Manpower Development (ATFTMD) was formed.

Source: I Gusti Putu Laksaguna