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Optimism of Indonesia’s Tourism in the Middle of a Pandemic

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Bali Tourism – The Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world has an impact on the world of Indonesian tourism. There was a decrease in the tourism sector’s income of around Rp. 59.1 trillion to Rp. 86 trillion. In fact, the tourism sector has had a large contribution to gross domestic product (GDP), around 5.5 percent of the total IDR 280 trillion GDP. On the other hand, the tourism sector also absorbs up to 10 percent of the workforce of the 12.7 million workforce.

“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 participate in the implementation of CHSE or K4 in every aspect of economic tourism,” said Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy. , as quoted from Antara.

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.

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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 using a big data approach to map the potential and strengthen various aspects of 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).

Even Sandiaga is also rumored to be moving his office to Bali to monitor tourism developments in the area.

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“In the near future, Mas Minister will be based in Bali to monitor tourism developments from time to time,” Regional I Tourism Marketing Director, Kemenparekraf, Vinsensius Jemadu.

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