Tourist visits to Bali are predicted to increase. This is because vaccination coverage, especially booster vaccines, for the Balinese people continues to increase. The rampant Covid-19 cases are also the reason for this tourists increase.
This was conveyed by the Vice President of Indonesia, K.H. Ma’ruf Amin in a press conference after visiting the MSME Area on the Jerman Beach, Badung, Bali, Tuesday (10/05/2022).
He said, “Today I visited the beach to see MSMEs and I saw that the economic activities of the people in Bali, especially in Kuta, have started to grow [back].”
The vice president said that the booster vaccination achievement in Bali, which had reached 68 percent, made Bali safe for both local and foreign tourists to visit.
Furthermore, the Deputy Head of State is also optimistic that Bali’s tourism and the economy will recover.
“So this shows that Bali has recovered, therefore foreign tourists, as well as local domestic tourists, do not need to worry about coming to Bali,” he added.
The vice president asked that the promotion of Bali tourism destinations be increased to attract the arrival of domestic and foreign tourists. The reason is that the Covid-19 pandemic had dealt a great blow to the Indonesian tourism sector, especially in Bali.
“This needs to be disseminated everywhere, throughout Indonesia and abroad, so we hope that in the not too distant future, it will return to normal as before Covid-19 so that the people’s economy will continue to thrive,” said Vice President.
Meanwhile, the supervisor of the German Coast Business Unit, Ni Luh Gede Sri Mediastuti, reported to the Vice President that tourism around the German coast has started to recover.
However, this condition has not fully improved, so he hopes that the government can encourage Bali tourism to bounce back. “This has started to have guests coming, our activities are already active here, but not yet maximized, only 20 percent,” he said.
Furthermore, Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun, Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, said that his party had coordinated with the regency and city governments in Bali.
Coordination he intertwined following the existing pentaholic.
Among them with the community, mass media, government, tourism industry, and academia.
“We have invited the government in the district and city to jointly maintain tourism in Bali. Be it through official letters, or online meetings. Like yesterday to welcome the Eid holiday, we have discussed everything,” said Tjokorda Bagus Pemayun.
Although the pandemic in Bali has begun to subside, the process is still maintained so as not to cause new clusters.