AFTER months of the COVID-19 pandemic, now West Java tourism is gradually being revived again, of course with the implementation of health protocols.
According to Dedi Taufik, Head of the West Java Province Public Relations & Protocol Bureau at the ‘Press Tour & Seminar Series: Cirebon, Kuningan & Bandung’ event which was initiated by the Tourism & Creative Economy Journalists Forum (Forwaparekraf) located at the courtyard of Gedung Sate, Bandung, on Saturday (29/8) evening, with a seminar on the theme ‘Tourism in the Era of Adaptation to New Habits’ said that regarding the implementation of health protocols in tourist destinations in West Java,
“I admit that after months of the COVID-19 pandemic, now West Java tourism is gradually starting to be revived again, of course with implementation of health protocols. Moreover, West Java has to start preparing to face the wave of domestic tourists coming to West Java when the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several cities has begun to experience relaxation,” he said.
At this event were the Head of the West Java Province Tourism & Culture Office, Hermansyah; Director of Nature, Culture & Artificial Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Alexander Reyaan and Director of Marketing Communication at the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Martini Mohamad Paham. The four speakers had an exciting discussion moderated by Harry Nugraha as Secretary General of the Indonesian Event Industry Council & founder of the Indonesia Professional Organizer Society.
“The West Java Provincial Government has started to carry out various evaluations of tourist destinations that have been opened to tourists. It must be ensured that each tourist destination does not only apply health protocols, but must have COVID-19 Cluster management which can oversee the implementation of proper health protocols in West Java tourist destinations,” Dedi Taufik noted.
However, when asked about the efforts that have been made by the West Java Provincial Government in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Hermansyah as Head of the Public Relations & Protocol Bureau of West Java Province answered that what is the priority of the West Java Provincial Government at this time is to build public trust regarding what efforts are being made. the government has done.
“The public needs to be shown various achievements made by the government, such as now West Java has been able to build many health facilities, increase COVID-19 tests, production of PPE & production of ventilator machines,” Hermansyah pointed out.
Meanwhile, Martini Mohamad Paham as the Marketing Communication Director of the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, who also shared his views regarding the fact that West Java seemed to have received a blessing from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has hit various sectors, especially tourism, I can say that West Java has a strong positioning so that it is not too affected by the pandemic. West Java tourism will definitely get blessings with the position of a large province nearby which still implements the PSBB,” Martini affirmed.
At the same occasion, Alexander Reyaan, as the Director of Nature, Culture & Artificial Tourism at the Tourism Minstry & Creative Economy, gave an overview of the programs that are being prepared by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to stimulate the rise of Indonesian tourism.
“Right in September, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has prepared a National Economic Recovery Program and is ready to hold as many parties as possible to carry out Familiarization Trips to various selected tourism destinations,” Alexander concluded. [traveltext.id]