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Reconstructing the event, curriculum calendar

  • Luki Safriana

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Sat, February 27 2021   /  01:00 am
Slick ride: Cyclist ride along a wet road during Bali Beach Bike, a cycling festival organized by budget airline Citilink and online travel agency Tiket.com to help revive tourism on the island resort of Bali.(./.)

The appointment of Sandiaga Uno as tourism and creative economy minister in place of Wishnutama Kusubandio was indeed surprising, considering that the latter’s programs were still ongoing. Among the programs was the use of influencers to promote tourism, which cost the ministry Rp 72 billion, incentives for tourism players, budget reallocation, the launch of Indonesia Care, which provides a guideline for safe travel during the pandemic, the publication of the book Hotel Health Protocols for Medical Personnel and the Book Now Travel Later scheme. Unfortunately, the programs have not significantly helped Indonesian tourism survive, if not recover. Based on the latest data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the number of tourist arrivals dropped sharply last year due to the pandemic, from normally 800,000-1 million in February and March to only 400,000. As the pandemic worsened, t...