MINISTRY of Tourism and Creative Economy held a simulation of the implementation of a health protocol based on Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) in the implementation of MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention, and Exhibition) tours in the Ledok Sambi area on the slopes of Mount Merapi, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta (DIY).

According to the Tourism Ministry’s Director of Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions, Masruroh, in his statement said that the purpose of implementing this simulation is to provide an overview of the importance of implementing health protocols in the implementation of MICE tourism.

“This simulation becomes an arena for MICE tourism actors and participants to apply health protocols in the implementation of MICE activities,” Masruroh said.

Masruroh explained that this simulation was a continuation of the socialization of the implementation of the CHSE-based health protocol for MICE tourism actors which was held simultaneously in three MICE tourist destinations in Indonesia recently. The three are Medan, North Sumatra; Bandung West Java; and Yogyakarta.

“The reasons for choosing Yogyakarta as a place for implementing the CHSE-based health protocol implementation simulation in MICE tourism activities. According to him, with the relatively low number of COVID-19 sufferers in Yogyakarta, this shows the strong commitment of the people of Yogyakarta to implement health protocols during the adaptation period for new habits,” Masruroh noted.

He added, we can see that currently tourism in Yogyakarta has started to rise again with the arrival of many domestic tourists. In addition, the people of Yogyakarta also have high creativity in socializing the adaptation of new habits on social media.

Masruroh also advised the perpetrators and MICE participants to always apply health protocols such as maintaining distance, washing hands, and always wearing masks. In this time of pandemic the economy must continue to run. For that, let us jointly implement and comply with health protocols so that our tourism can continue. []