June 22, 2020, 05.13 PM
Although Indonesia and Malaysia have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the circumstance has pushed both ASEAN countries to work together. Doc. Volcano Floating PartyAlthough Indonesia and Malaysia have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the circumstance has pushed both ASEAN countries to work together.

KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has struck a partnership with Malaysia as the ASEAN founding members attempt to win back tourists post-pandemic.

The ministry's Deputy of Marketing Nia Niscaya said that Indonesia and Malaysia must show the world that they have mitigated the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

As part of the bilateral cooperation, Nia Niscaya underlined the importance of both countries to concretely control the Covid-19 virus.

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“This is something important in order to build trust among tourists for each respective country. Trust is the new currency in the new normal,” Nia Niscaya stated.

Although the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged both Indonesia and Malaysia, it has pushed both ASEAN countries to work together.

The creation of a tourism corridor between both countries has been the fruit of such labor.

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed tourist behavior post-pandemic, tourists are expected to prefer short-haul travels.

The close proximity of Malaysia makes it an ideal partner to reignite international tourism.

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