October 21, 2020, 08.50 PM
As part of Indonesias tourism stimulus package, local tourists can benefit from the Indonesian tour discount package program starting in 2021. SHUTTERSTOCKAs part of Indonesias tourism stimulus package, local tourists can benefit from the Indonesian tour discount package program starting in 2021.

KOMPAS.com – Indonesians will be lured into local tourist destinations, thanks to the Indonesian tour discount package program starting in 2021.

Prior to announcing the program that forms part of the country's tourism stimulus package, Coordinating Minister For Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan shared that the Indonesian government has set aside Rp 1 trillion for a tourism stimulus package set to be disbursed in December 2020.

The fund disbursement of the stimulus package, aimed at restoring Indonesia’s tourism sector, will be in conjunction with the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in the country.

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The Indonesia tour discount package entitles every Indonesian discounts of up to 50 percent per National ID Card Number (NIK). Each individual can receive a maximum discount of Rp 2.35 million per NIK.

“The maximum discount has been set to Rp 2.35 million per NIK. Through this measure, it is hoped that a multiplier effect happens by around 4.58 times to 5.85 times or amounting to Rp 9.34 trillion to Rp 11.93 trillion,” explained Luhut.

Indonesia issued the stimulus package for the tourism sector specifically because it has been severely battered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

What else is expected by issuing the tourism-oriented stimulus package?

Read also: Indonesian Government to Accelerate Stimulus Spending to Avoid Recession

Vice Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Angela Tanoesoedibjo explained that every Indonesian tourist must fulfill some requirements before availing of the tour discount package.

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