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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