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Jakarta, Bali prep for MICE events despite rising COVID-19

  • Mardika Parama

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 11 2020   /  01:00 am
The temporarily closed Jakarta History Museum stands as a silent witness on Tuesday as a worker disinfects Fatahillah Square in the popular tourist area of Kota Tua, West Jakarta. The Jakarta administration has extended the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to the end of June, during which it plans to start phasing out the PSBB. JP/Seto Wardhana(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Indonesian tourism hotspots Jakarta and Bali are preparing to welcome meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) events as part of the provinces' tourism rebound strategy despite the rising COVID-19 cases in both provinces. Jakarta tourism agency head Cucu Ahmad Kurnia said on Monday that the agency would issue a regulation allowing MICE events to be held at 50 percent capacity. The Tourism Ministry called for the suspension of MICE events in March to contain the spread of COVID-19. “Hopefully in the next day or two we will issue a letter to allow MICE events at 50 percent capacity. We will also allow outdoor corporate events and golf tournaments to be held in Jakarta,” he said during a webinar held by marketing consulting firm Markplus. The agency’s decision to allow such mass events comes after the city government’s decision...