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Jakarta Post

Indonesians confident about reopening tourism, study finds

  • Mardika Parama


Jakarta   /   Sat, August 8 2020   /  01:00 am
Passengers arrive on the first day of reopening for domestic flights after being temporarily closed due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus at Ngurah Rai International airport, in Tuban, near Denpasar, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on July 31, 2020. (AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Indonesia is the second-most confident nation in Southeast Asia about reopening its tourism sector with 71 percent of Indonesians saying their country is well prepared, a recent survey has shown.   The result is part of a joint survey conducted by social research agency Blackbox Research, data provider Dynata and translation company Language Connect, titled Unravel Travel: Fear & Possibilities in a Post Coronavirus (COVID-19) World, which examines the sentiments, preferences and expectations of around 10,000 people in 17 countries regarding travel in a post-COVID-19 world.   Overall, Indonesia’s travel confidence score stands at 65 out of 100, higher than the global average of 61. Indonesia trails behind neighboring Thailand.   “Our study has reinforced the fact that international tourism is a crucial pillar for Indonesia’s...