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Jakarta Post

Govt considers incentives for outbreak-hit tourism

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 14 2020   /  01:42 am

The government is mulling over incentives for the tourism and airline industries to mitigate potential losses of US$2.8 billion from the coronavirus disease outbreak, which has already led to a decline in tourist arrivals.The tourism, transportation and finance ministries were finalizing the proposed incentives on Wednesday after meeting with industry stakeholders. The ministers expected to submit the proposal to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo sometime next week. The incentives under consideration included reduced tax, lower airport fees and eased slot permits for airlines, as well as travel discounts for issuing in partnership with all travel agents in the country, the ministries announced.“This is our effort to face the impacts from the coronavirus. It's not easy, but we should do the best we can together," Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said in Jakar...