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Jakarta Post

Tourism suffers Rp 100 trillion in losses from COVID-19: PHRI

Minimum contact: A customer makes a payment using a QR code at the Lobby and Olam Bar, Hotel JS Luwansa, in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Sunday. The hotel applies strict health protocol, including by replacing menus with QR codes to minimize contact between visitors and waiting staff .(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)
News Desk
Jakarta   ●   Thu, November 19 2020

Tourism industry losses due to the pandemic have exceeded Rp 100 trillion (US$7.1 billion), a business association has stated.

Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) data show that the current situation has led to massive layoffs within the industry, with around 550,000 hotel employees, or around 78.5 percent of the total registered workers in the industry, already furloughed or laid off.

In the restaurant industry, around 1 million of the 1.5 million registered restaurant workers have also either been furloughed or laid off since the beginning of the outbreak in Indonesia, the PHRI stated.

"While we haven't updated the [data on] the tourism industry's condition by the third quarter, we can say the revenue loss exceeded Rp 100 trillion at the beginning of November," PHRI chairperson Hariyadi Sukamdani said during an...

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