Liputan6.com, Jakarta – The government is pushing for sector revival tourism previously very depressed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One way is to encourage local tourists to visit tourist attractions while still prioritizing health protocols.
“Local tourism I guess that’s number one the second to be domestic tourism our focus remains in the country, our strategy is to build, “said Acting Deputy for Resources and Institutions of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Frans Teguh, in a virtual discussion in Jakarta, Tuesday (28/7/2020).
He said that so far the government was restoring trust in the community to return travel. So it is hoped that in the future there will be a movement of domestic tourism.
“I think that is the focus of the government’s strategy in the near future up to 2 years, but while we are running, we will certainly see opportunities or potential to rebuild international market,” he said.
Not just being silent. While pushing tourism locally, the government is also looking for ways to attract foreign tourists. Various strategies continue to be intensified. One of them is the promotion of making Indonesia a preferred tourist destination.
“Here it becomes very strategic for Indonesia because we have a premium nature and culture so that in the end it will be quality of tourism be a position for us to go forward. Our opportunities to acquire international market segments are still there but today slowdown that we talk more to focus local tourism and domestic tourism, “he said.
Reporter: Dwi Aditya Putra