Jakarta (Bali Tourism) – The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, will soon move his office from Jakarta to Bali to monitor tourism developments in the area.
“In the near future, Mas Minister will be based in Bali to monitor tourism developments from time to time,” Regional I Tourism Marketing Director, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Vinsensius Jemadu, told an online press conference on Tuesday.
Vinsensius said Bali, which is the capital of Indonesian tourism, needs to be closely monitored so that later the Menparekraf will be based there so that they can quickly make decisions regarding tourism policies.
“Headquartered in Bali to monitor and make policies when re-occupancy will accept tourists both from within the country and abroad.”
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Bali is indeed a benchmark for generating tourism and the creative economy in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic for other regions in Indonesia.
As the new Menparekraf replacing Wishnutama Kusubandio, Sandiaga has launched a number of work programs to raise the downturn of Indonesian tourism.
“Tourism is the sector most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, so we have to accelerate, rush and gaspol, there is no other way but to take part in the implementation of CHSE or K4 in every aspect of economic tourism,” Sandiaga said.
Gercep according to Sandiaga is moving fast, while geber is moving together, exploiting all the potential to revive and sustain the tourism industry. Meanwhile, Gaspol is working on all the existing potential jobs.
However, Sandiaga is well aware that there is a need for a balanced and simultaneous recovery between health and preparation for the rise of the tourism economy and the creative economy as part of the economic pillars to continue the national economy.
Since being appointed by President Jokowi, Sandiaga Uno has received a special mandate to focus on developing tourism and the creative economy in Indonesia’s five super priority destinations, namely Lake Toba, Likupang, Borobudur, Mandalika, and Labuan Bajo.
One of the strategies that Sandiaga has taken in carrying out his duties is through innovation, adaptation and collaboration.
The innovation strategy is carried out with an approach big data to map the potential and strengthen various aspects in the tourism sector and the creative economy.
Innovation will also be the basis for the development of super priority destinations in one year which include culinary, clothing, dance, and infrastructure.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, his party also continued the Wishnutama adaptation program which encouraged all tourism actors to adapt by meeting the requirements of the Cleanliness, Healthy, Safety and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) protocol or meeting in terms of Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability (K4).
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Reporter: Ida Nurcahyani
Editor: Maria Rosari Dwi Putri
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