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Hotels, banks, airlines join forces to attract tourists amid Covid-19 pandemic

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, March 17, 2020   /  12:18 pm
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Passengers of the Sun Princess cruise ship are welcomed by Sasak dancers in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on May 11, 2019.(JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)

Indonesia’s hotels, airlines and banks and other tourism-related sectors have joined together to offer attractive travel packages to promote domestic travel, despite the government’s appeals for people to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Under the theme “My Destination Indonesia” hotel chain Plataran Indonesia, Bank BNI, Bank BCA, airline Garuda Indonesia, the Yayasan Putri Indonesia foundation and beauty brand Mustika Ratu are offering vacation packages that bundle together airplane tickets, accommodation and exotic tours to certain tourist destinations.   “We have to look at our domestic market. Indonesia’s domestic market is our safety net for our economy,” Plataran Indonesia founder and CEO Yozua Makes said during the launch of the promotion in Jakarta on Thursday. As the initiator of what he described as...