Sanur, which has been declared a green zone area, currently has not had a significant effect on increasing tourist arrivals. Determining a safe place for an area is very important, so that it can convince tourists to come. “We hope that in the future there will be an official declaration in the form of promotions and the like. This will greatly help direct tourists to a safe place which is used as a pilot project for tourism recovery, “said Executive Assistant Manager of Swiss BelResort Watu Jimbar, Sanur Ida Bagus Gde Cendra Setiawan, Thursday (29/4).
Sanur as a green zone must be able to convince tourists to come for a tour. Therefore, the government and all stick holders must join hands and share a discourse, so that they can convince tourists. “Readiness for the implementation of health protocols and discipline in regulating the uniformity of the green zone will be the focus of the visitors as a benchmark for safe areas from Covid-19,” he explained.
The man who is active in the activities of tourism organizations admits that in an atmosphere of an unknown pandemic this is very unprofitable. The hotel room fill he manages from January to April is currently the average annual rate is below 10%. He also did not have a picture of the room contents for May, June and July the month the tourism borders are planned to open. “Currently, bookings are still minimal. “If the border has been opened, of course the bookings will start to flow, where the confident of tourists, especially from abroad, will choose an area that has been declared a green zone area,” he explained.
Given the importance of the green zone status, business owners or hotel managers must support it by carrying out all the requirements of the green zone achievement target. Hotels, restaurants, travel agents, traders, drivers who are directly involved in the tourism industry must have a commitment to live a new era of life and the strict application of health processes. “Hotels must have a CHSE certificate, and the preparedness of the Covid-19 Task Force in each hotel in implementing preparedness to make the green zone area a success. If there is a case in the hotel from guests who stay later. The handling steps must be organized, for example there is an accompanying hospital that has been appointed or partnered with that is part of the green zone area. We at Switzerland Belresort Watu Jimbar prepare for this by providing isoalsi space and team, “he explained.
Swiss Belresort Watu Jimbar, during a pandemic like this only operates 1/2 of the rooms it owns, along with its facilities. That is, because the business is still uncertain and the limited number of employees that must be carried out according to the occupancy rate on a daily basis. “Currently the hotel operations are not perfect as before, many facilities are temporarily closed until the business returns. We are very concerned about the costs that we will incur which are not comparable to our current income, ”he said.
Gus Cendra then invited all levels of society to support and assist the government in every program carried out in handling and overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic. In this case, it is not just the focus and a burden on the government, but the community also plays a very important role in narrowing the space for the spread of Covid -19. “We have a lot to learn from what is happening out there, such as in India which is currently experiencing the second phase of the massive spread of Covid-19, so we must be serious and disciplined in carrying out the program,” he added.
Gus Cendra then requested that the policies issued by the government be always synchronized with other policies that have been issued. Thus, there is no impression that policies overlap. “This is what makes people confused. Policymakers should sit side by side, so that what is made is harmonious, planned and patterned. Thus, the goal of economic recovery through the tourism sector is right on target, and will have a positive impact, as well as provide confidence for tourism players, as well as tourists and local guests for traveling. The firmness of the government is highly expected and the cohesiveness of the regions and the center will be a barometer of success, ”he suggested. (BTN / bud)