Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry Seeks Support of Bali Tourism Board to Reopen Bali Tourism

Tuesday, 15-June-2021 12:00

The atmosphere in Ubud, Bali.
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The atmosphere in Ubud, Bali.

DENPASAR, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno hopes for the support and active participation of all tourism and creative economy players who are members of the Bali Tourism Board in helping prepare for the reactivation of Bali tourism as a step to restore the tourism sector and the creative economy.

"In reopening this tourism, of course, we need industrial support, as in the end, those who are executing are friends who are on the front line, namely those who are engaged in the tourism industry and the creative economy," said Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno after taking part in a Coordination Meeting with the Bali Tourism Board in Bali on Saturday (06/12/2021).

The industry players who are members of the Bali Tourism Board can help ensure that various preconditions for the reactivation of Bali are carried out properly. These pre-conditions include controlling COVID-19 spreading that can be suppressed, accelerating vaccination to create herd immunity, destination readiness from both zones and safe travel routes, as well as end-to-end CHSE certification.

"The other precondition is the global COVID-19 pandemic condition, and of course those relating to the travel corridor arrangements which are currently being finalized to determine the prerequisites so that tourists can arrive in Bali," Sandiaga said.

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy hopes that the reopening of Bali tourism can restore the economy in Bali. Based on the report received at the end of the second quarter of June 2021, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy said that Bali's economy was contracting again.

"The data that I got, that the contraction in Bali continues and this figure is not too far away compared to the first quarter, and even belongs to a fairly deep category," he said.

"This is something we have to act on immediately, we have to move quickly, and we have to move in with policies that are right on target, right on benefits, and on time for those who really need it. Otherwise there will be permanent damage or total damage and fatal damage. So that's what we hope, together with industry friends here, to avoid this already very alarming situation," he continued.

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