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Jakarta Post

Indonesia bolsters recovery measures for suffering tourism industry

  • Budi Sutrisno


Jakarta   /   Thu, July 9 2020   /  01:00 am
Field observation: Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio (center) and Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association chairman Hariyadi B. Sukamdani (left) listen to a food-serving presentation by hospitality expert Alexander Nayoan at the JS Luwansa Hotel in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Wednesday. The JS Luwansa has been appointed as a pilot project for policy dissemination and health protocol simulation for the tourism and creative economy sector.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Indonesian government is intensifying efforts to aid in the recovery of the tourism sector, which has been severely hit by the economic effects of COVID-19. The measures focus on developing health protocols and improving tax incentives in the industry. On Wednesday, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio visited JS Luwansa Hotel and Convention Center in South Jakarta, where the government’s health protocols were being simulated. “We must demonstrate our confidence to domestic and international consumers that health protocols here have been implemented seriously and in detail so that we can soon restore the tourism sector, which had been affected the most by COVID-19,” Wishnutama said during a meeting. The minister said he was optimistic about the reopening of tourism after seeing the successes of hotels and restaurants. He expressed hop...