GRAB Indonesia and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy agreed to strengthen cooperation in tourism recovery and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the creative economy.

In a joint press statement, the collaboration between Grab Indonesia and the Ministry of Tourism will focus on five super priority tourist destinations, namely Lake Toba, Borobudur, Likupang, Labuan Bajo and Mandalika, on the use of technology and resource training.

According to the Minister of Tourism & Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, in his official press release said that this preparation was not only the infrastructure or transportation, but also the experience we would prepare for tourists.

“Especially in the five super priority destinations, we have prepared programs and collaborated with many parties to disseminate the Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) protocol. We believe that continued support from Grab Indonesia can accelerate this program and support the National Economic Recovery program. This cooperation is expected to encourage the tourism industry to implement the CHSE protocol,” he said.

Meanwhile, President of Grab Indonesia, Ridzki Kramadibrata said that through empowering tourism business actors such as driver partners to digitizing tourism MSMEs, Grab Indonesia will continue to exist to support Indonesia’s economic recovery by guiding the CHSE-based health protocol.

He explained, we are very happy to be partners with the Ministry of Tourism and together, we will get up and continue our business. In connection with the CHSE, Grab and the Ministry of Tourism will conduct socialization of the CHSE certification to GrabFood partners through the GrabMerchant application. For the initial stage, more than 450 Grabpartners in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi have received certification.

“GrabCar and GrabBike Protect Rental driver partners in all regions in Indonesia will be given basic training in skills as tour guides. In 2020, Grab trained 100 GrabBike partners in Yogyakarta, this training will be extended to other areas,” Ridzki noted.

He added that the Grab application will load activities around tourist destinations. In 2019, Grab created Grab Toba to present tour packages around Lake Toba. In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, the program will be expanded to five super priority destinations, including transportation services, food delivery, hotel bookings, tourist tickets to telemedicine services.

Since last year Grab and the Ministry of Tourism have collaborated for tourism recovery, including special transportation services for health workers and the Buy Local Creative movement, part of the

Bangga Buatan Indonesia (Proudly Made Indonesia) campaign. []