Tourism and creative economy workers at The Nusa Dua participated in the second phase of vaccination starting on Thursday (20/5). This vaccination activity is carried out by PT Pembangunan Pariwisata Indonesia (Persero) or Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a state-owned company (BUMN) that develops and manages tourism destinations in Indonesia through SBU The Nusa Dua. The target is more than 8,000 participants, consisting of hotel employees and facilities in The Nusa Dua area, area security and cleaning officers, ITDC employees, the beach merchant association, and transportation personnel.
Vaccinations take place in several places, namely at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC), The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali (20 – 26 May 2021) and at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort (27 – 28 May 2021). “This vaccination program is organized by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and the Ministry of BUMN in collaboration with the Bali Provincial Government and the Badung Regency Government, ITDC, Bali Tourism Board, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort and BIMC Siloam. Nusa Dua, “Managing Director of The Nusa Dua I Gusti Ngurah Ardita.
In this vaccination activity, the Badung District Health Office fielded 5 teams consisting of 60 health workers, and BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua provided a mini ICU and an ambulance at the vaccination location. “This vaccination activity is an effort to realize The Nusa Dua as a Green Zone or a Covid-19 free location in an effort to restore tourism in Bali,” he said.
Ardita admitted that he was very happy to be able to start the second dose of vaccination for tourism and creative economy actors in The Nusa Dua area, after the completion of the first dose of vaccination two months ago. “This vaccination is one of the two approaches that we use to realize The Nusa Dua as a Green Zone Destination,” he said.
First, regional governance in the form of infrastructure preparation, preparation and implementation of Standard Operational Procedures (SOP), and certification of Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE), while the second pattern is the provision of vaccinations for all tourism workers in the Nusa Dua area. Second, it can reduce the transmission of Covid-19 in the area and its surroundings, so that both workers and tourists can do activities safely and comfortably at The Nusa Dua.
Ardita added that the government has designated The Nusa Dua, Ubud and Sanur as Green Zones or Covid-19 free areas in an effort to accelerate the recovery of Bali tourism. The priority is on the arrival of domestic tourists. “Through this Green Zone, it is hoped that tourists, especially domestic tourists, will feel safe and comfortable when traveling. Either because of the implementation of strict health protocols, as well as comprehensive vaccinations for people who live and have activities in the zone or area along with the supporting villages, “he said.
According to Ardita, the determination of The Nusa Dua as a Green Zone Destination can increase the interest and trust of tourists to visit an integrated area by having complete accommodation, facilities and attractions. Thus, it will make it easier for tourists to do activities or vacation without the need to leave the area. “The Nusa Dua, which is CHSE-certified, which is ready to receive tourist visits, also has the support of the Central Government through Ministries / Institutions. This can be seen from the signing of the Support for Provision of Accommodations for Increasing Tourism in The Nusa Dua Bali between the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenkomarves) and ITDC in an effort to increase the visit and occupancy of The Nusa Dua area through the Work From Bali program, “he explained.
Ardita then hopes, “With the increase in visits to The Nusa Dua through the Green Zone Destination and Work From Bali programs, we are optimistic that The Nusa Dua can become a locomotive for Bali’s tourism recovery. For that, we would like to express our gratitude for the support and attention of the Government and all stakeholders in the area we manage. ” (BTM / bud)