Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is concentrating efforts for recovery of the tourism industry through the stringent application of health protocols and seeking cooperation of other stakeholders, including travelers and the public, at large.
Currently, the government’s emphasis is on reviving the tourism sector, for which cooperation among the government, tourism workers, and the public is deemed necessary, the ministry’s Deputy of Marketing, Nia Niscaya, stated.
“The people are longing for holidays. Be responsible travelers. Providers (tourism operators) have prepared the health protocols, and we, as guests, must also be equally responsible for implementing the protocols,” Niscaya remarked here on Tuesday.
The deputy sought greater accountability from tourists, particularly in terms of applying health protocols. “We never know when the pandemic will end. Now, it is not a matter of do’s and don’ts, but how. One of the ways is the implementation of health protocols. This is a step toward adaptations,” Niscaya affirmed.
The ministry appealed to the people to promote local tourism for driving the economy in their respective regions.
This aligns with the trend of traveling during a pandemic, wherein the public opts for traveling to places in proximity to them by making several changes and following the laid out restrictions.
“There is no need to be grandiose about traveling to distant places. We try to revive (the local tourism) first. At least, this demonstrates that the movement has begun from the nearest point. Explore your city,” Niscaya stated.
Source: Antara News