The pandemic is set to lead each ASEAN country into the new normal, hence the importance of upholding health and hygiene standards among hospitality professionals.
“This is something that the tourism industry will soon experience. We have to respond to the challenge by working together because we’ll be stronger together,” Kartika told Kompas.com.
Ministry of Tourism’s digital platform
Indonesia has moved ahead in providing various information services and tourist services in support of Southeast Asia travel promotion and Covid-19 information.
Similar to ASEAN, Indonesia has also forged ahead by maximizing digital technology via social media and digital media.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Health has packaged health protocols information for tourists in both digital and paper editions.
The country’s tourism industry bases its response on the Ministry of Tourism Regulation Number 10 Year 2019 on Tourism Crisis Management, according to Head of the Tourism Ministry’s Communications Bureau Agustini Rahayu.
“The Indonesian government has provided the covid19.go.id website that is managed by the National Covid-19 Task Force as the official source of the country’s Covid-19 data,” said Agustini.
“The Ministry of Tourism has a dedicated microsite pedulicovid19.kemenparekraf.go.id which provides details on Coronavirus-related management in the tourism and creative economy sectors,” she added.
Agustini hopes that communities and tourists will find convenience in retrieving travel information regarding Covid-19 updates in the tourism and creative economy sectors through the use of digital technology. (Writer: Inang Jalaludin | Editor: Mikhael Gewati)