The Jakarta Post
As the year winds down to a close, both the domestic tourist industry and travelers have found ways to navigate the Covid-19 travel restrictions and testing policies. To help smooth the way, online booking company tiket.com has teamed up with local airline Citilink Indonesia to hold the Bali Beach Bike and contribute to reviving tourism in Bali, Indonesia's leading tourist destination.
The cycling festival on Dec. 17-19 attracted many participants who cycled nearly 60 kilometers from Sanur to Ubud. The route passed through some of the most famous tourist spots in Ubud, including the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, the natural habitat of the Balinese long-tailed macaque, and the picturesque Tegenungan waterfall.
The Bali Beach Bike organizing committee also ensured that all participants and staff followed the government’s COVID-19 health protocols and guidelines, including wearing a mask, handwashing with soap, physical distancing and using hand sanitizers.
As one of Indonesia’s leading customer-centric online travel agents, tiket.com is working to raise public awareness about the latest developments in public health, especially travel and holiday policies aimed to curb the coronavirus infection rate. The company is committed to helping potential travelers to stay up-to-date on the new rules and regulations across the country through tiketsafe.com and its official Instagram account (@tiketcom).
Refreshing finish: Participants cross the finish line of Bali Beach Bike, a cycling festival that covered 60 kilometers from Sanur to Ubud through the beautiful island landscape as a way to promote health, fitness and Bali tourism in wrapping up 2020. (./.)
Aircraft feeders, for instance, have to anticipate the new travel policy that requires negative Covid-19 test results, meaning would-be fliers must take a PCR test or an antigen test beforehand. However, customers don't need to worry because tiket.com provides special packages and offers for antigen and PCR swab testing which can be easily found and booked on the app. Among them is a free antigen test worth Rp 250,000 (around US$ 17) for domestic flight tickets from Citilink. The tests can only be taken at Kimia Farma clinics.
Moreover, the cycling event sought to encourage people to stay fit and healthy while at the same time enjoying the beautiful landscape of rural Bali. Needless to say, you can do plenty of awesome activities and discover the charms of the “Island of the Gods”, which will help you unwind during the holiday.
As one of the world's best-known tourist destinations, Bali is still regarded as the most popular option for domestic travelers even during a tricky time like this. However, it’s worth noting that careful planning and firm commitment to follow the stringent travel rules will allow you to have a safe and fun vacation in the midst of the pandemic.
If you’re thinking of visiting Bali for your next vacation, stay tuned for special offers from tiket.com to enhance your travel experience. Remember: plan your trip right — the fun is just about to start in 2021.