THE Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy seeks to complement and improve tourist destination facilities in Bali in order to revive its tourism sector through the Bali Tourism Destination Revitalization program.

According to the Deputy for Development of Destinations and Infrastructure of Tourism Ministry, Hari Santosa Sungkari, said the revitalization of Bali’s tourist destinations would be focused on improving amenities in tourist attractions (DTW) in the form of improving toilets and adding other facilities to support cleanliness, health, security and visitor comfort. with the implementation of strict health protocols.

“The revitalization program for Bali tourist destinations is an initiation from Tourism Ministry to rebuild tourism in Bali. We will implement it gradually in several DTWs spread across 8 districts and 1 city in Bali. Of course we will adjust the revitalization support for Bali tourist destinations according to priorities and needs in Bali. Each of them has become a tourist destination and has many visitors. We plan to start from Tanah Lot, Tabanan Regency and Tirtha Empul Regency, Gianyar Regency,” Hari said.

The Bali Tourism Destination Revitalization Program will be held in October 2020 in conjunction with the tourism industry reactivation program and the creative economy.

“The reactivation program for the tourism industry and creative economy is an effort to restore the national economy to help the hotel industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, by preparing accommodation for health workers and asymptomatic confirmation patients. Specifically for Bali, 680 hotel rooms have been prepared and are in the process of establishing an MoU and technical implementation guidelines,” Hari noted.

Hari continued, the Bali Tourism Destination Revitalization program will also be started simultaneously with the inauguration of the revitalization of the Kuta Beach toilet. The revitalization of Kuta Beach toilets is one of the prototypes of Bali Rebound activities that have been implemented since June-August 2020. The Bali Rebound activity is carried out in the form of clean destinations and support for Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) in 4 locations in Badung Regency, namely the ITDC Nusa Dua, Pandawa Beach, Kuta Beach and Uluwatu by involving approximately 500 Parekraf workers.

“The inauguration of the revitalization of the toilets is also a sign of the start of the Bali Tourism Destination Revitalization activities which will be carried out in 8 districts and 1 city in Bali,” Hari added.

Meanwhile, Director of Regional Destination Development II, Wawan Gunawan, said that the Bali Rebound program is a role model implemented in the Bali Tourism Destination Revitalization program.

“The revitalization of Bali Tourism Destinations will focus on improving the existing toilets at the DTW and adding several other CHSE facilities but still with innovations so that tourists can feel the improvement of facilities in destinations,” Wawan concluded. []