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Tourism stakeholders optimistic about vaccines

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Fri, December 18 2020   /  01:00 am
Participants of a Fam Trip entitled Explore Badung visit Sangeh Monkey Forest in Badung, Bali on Dec. 6, 2020. The Badung regency administration holds the program by inviting 120 millenials to visit several tourists destinations in the area for three days in order to be promoted through their social media as part of efforts to revive the severely-hit tourism sector in Bali due to COVID-19 pandemic.(Antara/Fikri Yusuf)

Tourism businesspeople in Indonesia feel optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines, which they expect will help revive the industry. Association of Air Ticketing Companies in Indonesia (Astindo) deputy head Anton Sumarli said he was certain the COVID-19 vaccine would boost travel demand. He noted that the tourist industry had seen a positive trend in the fourth quarter of this year. “Compared with the third quarter, the fourth quarter [shows] a better performance, and there is considerable demand [for tourist activities],” he said on Wednesday, as quoted by antaranews.com. He added that the association’s regional members had been receiving inquiries for the upcoming holidays. Astindo secretary-general Pauline Suharno added that demand for tourism had increased 20 to 30 percent when compared with the low point in May. She explained that the positive trend was ...