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Tourism Ministry activates crisis center following Sunda Strait tsunami

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Jakarta  /  Sun, December 23, 2018  /  11:21 pm
Tourism Ministry activates crisis center following Sunda Strait tsunami

Following a tsunami that hit the provinces of Banten and Lampung on Saturday night, the Tourism Ministry has asked all tourism stakeholders to stop promotional activities in the affected areas, which include Anyer Beach in Banten, pictured above. (Shutterstock/File)

The Tourism Ministry has activated its Tourism Crisis Center (TCC) following a tsunami that hit Banten and Lampung on Saturday night.

Kompas.com reported that the crisis center would monitor the situation around the clock and coordinate with all disaster management authorities, various tourism stakeholders and other relevant parties in the area to gather information on the impact on tourism.

Read also: What caused the Sunda Strait tsunami?

“Since last night, Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has personally led the disaster management coordination [within the ministry]. A crisis center team from relevant departments has been activated. Today, a team has been sent to facilitate Tourism Ministry posts in the location,” said the ministry in a statement received on Sunday.

In its emergency response to the natural disaster, the ministry has asked all tourist service providers to stop any promotional activity in the affected area.

Currently, the crisis center is focusing on coordination and collecting data related to the tourism ecosystem in the location. The team is also monitoring the 3A, namely tourist attractions, amenities and accessibility. (jes/asw)

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