THE Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) asked local governments to tighten supervision of business players in the hotel and restaurant sector in each tourist destination.

According to PHRI Secretary General Maulana Yusran said, strict supervision is necessary so that the implementation of health protocols in business premises without Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) certification is actually carried out properly.

“Supervision of hotels and restaurants without CHSE certification needs to be tightened by the regional government. Thus, there will be no violation of protocols that affect the business as a whole,” Maulana said.

Furthermore, Maulana asked the regional government to apply partial sanctions in the event of a violation which resulted in the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In other words, sanctions are imposed only on business actors who violate the application of the protocol.

Thus, he continued, business establishments that have been CHSE certified and implement health protocols are not affected by negligence by business establishments that violate protocols and do not comply with standards.

Previously, PHRI predicted that the trend of increasing the movement of people using land transportation from DKI Jakarta during the Christmas holiday period of December 23-27 will increase hotel occupancy rates in tourist destinations in Java Island by 20%.

However, the increase in the movement of people outside the Jakarta area, which is 15.4%, is considered not to have a significant impact on hotel occupancy growth, especially because the volume of tourists staying overnight is not directly proportional to the volume of vehicles.

Meanwhile, hotel occupancy growth on a monthly basis in December 2020 was revised from 7% to 5-6% due to the not yet decreasing trend of positive COVID-19 cases in the country. Meanwhile, for annual occupancy, Maulana hopes that there will be a growth of 10%. [ traveltext]