November 30, 2020, 09.14 PM – Nusa Dua in Bali has some exciting plans to offer potential travelers and to shake up Indonesia’s tourism industry during the pandemic.

Vice-President of Destination for the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Doddy Dwinandam explained that the island has a program in place when it becomes a green zone in December 2020.

“I cannot reveal much, but we have a green-zone program concept in the pipeline. All travelers must undergo a PCR test.”

Taking the concept of quarantine, travelers will get the chance to explore the famous Indonesian tourism destination in an exclusive manner.

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Tourists will be picked up from the airport using a certified shuttle and they can rest assured that their safety is prioritized.

Doddy explained that hotel and restaurant workers will be provided temporary accommodations at the resorts to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Nevertheless, incoming tourists must prove that they do not have the novel virus before stepping foot into the Indonesian tourism destination.

“We want the area to become a tourist destination that is healthy and safe thus why we are working with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.”

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Doddy has high hopes that the program can be executed in December so the company can begin creating a safe travel bubble and environment.

He added that, at least for now, he can only give a broad example of the program without providing many details because the plan is still being developed.

According to the official ITDC website, the Nusa Dua Tourism Area is a massive zone that has undergone several developments for over 40 years.

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Currently, the Indonesian tourism destination is home to 19 hotels offering a total of 5,000 rooms, shopping centers, museums, a culture room, golf area, hospital, and other business travel essentials.

Indonesia’s tourism industry has also hosted international events including Miss World 2013, the UN Climate Change 2007, APEC 2013, and the Bali Democratic Forum in Bali’s Nusa Dua over the years.

(Writer: Nabilla Ramadhian | Editor: Anggara Wikan Prasetya)


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