Tourism and creative economy (parekraf) are assessed by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, to be the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To the creative and creative business players in Bandung in virtual discussions, Sandiaga asked them to remain enthusiastic, hope must continue to be fostered to rise together through the pandemic storm.
On that occasion, he quoted the deep message of the former President of the United States, Barack Obama. Obama said the best way to rise is to do good and spread hope.
‘The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope’.
‘The best way not to feel discouraged is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope’.
Therefore, he continued, optimism must continue to be conveyed, because optimism is now an increasingly scarce commodity.
“Obama said that it turns out that hope is a vitamin that is always able to raise our spirits to find solutions together,” said Sandiaga Uno on Thursday (29/7/2021).
He admitted, the event of raising the white flag which was carried out by creative and creative business actors simultaneously in a number of areas some time ago had gone viral on social media.
This action was expressed by Sandiaga Uno as a form of aspiration for the various complaints and difficulties they experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therefore, his party has opened a White Flag Command Post to spread their enthusiasm and hope. Sure enough, not long after it was opened, the White Flag Command Post, revealed by Sandiaga Uno, was immediately flooded with more than 1,700 public complaints.
“And it’s true that there are various complaints, and we absolutely can’t classify them.
“So the key is adaptation, innovation and collaboration. We must join hands to get through this storm,” he added.
At the same time, his party is currently finalizing the distribution of government assistance for tourism businesses.
The assistance previously distributed in the concept of grant funds, he explained, will be directed to business actors, so that businesses can survive and prevent layoffs (PHK).
“Hopefully it can be accelerated so that it can be distributed to tourism business actors and the creative economy who are really affected,” said Sandiaga Uno.
“So what must be underlined is enthusiasm, hope in the midst of challenges. I am sure if we work together and join hands we can survive and rise,” concluded Sandiaga.
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