Menparekraf relies on leading programs to accelerate the recovery of the Parekraf sector

JAKARTA, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy / Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno draws on a number of excellent programs to accelerate the recovery of the tourism and tourism sector. creative economy after the launch of the national immunization program.

Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno at the moment Weekly press briefing at the Sapta Pesona building, Jakarta, Thursday (3/18/2021) explained, there are several flagship programs of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) ranging from technological adaptation to the development of tourist villages in the country .

He explained that during the pandemic, many parekraf players have adapted to the technology. The government through Bank Indonesia launched QRIS as a payment platform for tourism and creative economy actors as well as the implementation of Go Mandalika, namely e-tourism platform in NTB.

“During a pandemic like this, there are open opportunities related to technology and the digital economy that will be followed so that more and more parekraf adapters apply the digital economy,” he said. declared.

Menparekraf Sandiaga also explained that the development of a tourist village which is one of the flagship programs of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy should be a driving force for the revival of the tourism sector and the creative economy.

“Our flagship program, which should reach communities across the archipelago, is the development of 244 tourist villages that we are targeting until 2024 to become independent tourist villages. I see this tourist village generating tourism in a new era.” , did he declare. .

Menparekraf explicitly urged if the parekraf sector is not part of the problem, but tourism and the creative economy are solutions as sectors to restore the country’s economy.

“We present it Cleanliness, health, safety and environmental sustainability (CHSE) as a guideline and part of our commitment, that we are part of the solution and I firmly say that as long as we want to implement health protocols, increase discipline, these steps can be started this year ”, a he declared.

Regarding the organization of the event, the Menparekraf also coordinated with the Task Force, the police, the regional government, to stakeholder other. If the implementation of the event can be carried out, but still with the implementation of strict and disciplined health protocols.

Menparekraf Sandiaga Uno also explained that when it comes to long-term visas, his party is coordinating with relevant ministries / agencies such as the Foreign Ministry, Kemenkumham and others.

“Currently, it is in the finalization phase, second home visas should improve the quality of tourism in terms of the length of the visit and the amount of spending that has an impact on the economy of the community. In addition, there is currently a potential for 1 billion global citizens aged 60 and over with an income of over US $ 1.5 trillion, ”he said.

The plan to open border gates to foreign tourists, according to the target set by President Jokowi for Bali, will open in June-July 2021.

“The long-term visa policy plan is also in line with the government’s readiness for policy implementation. travel bubble and ASEAN Travel Corridor. Some of the prepared arrival gates are Bali, Batam and Bintan. We hope that the plan for opening the doors to foreign tourists with this special cooperation will soon be completed because it applies the principle of reciprocity, ”he said.

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