PT Pembangunan Pariwisata Indonesia or Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) as a state-owned company that develops and manages the tourism area of The Nusa Dua, Bali, ensures its readiness to welcome the reopening of Bali tourism.
As an effort to prepare for the opening of tourism, as many as 8,592 tourism and creative economy workers in The Nusa Dua area have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination conducted by ITDC in collaboration with the Bali Provincial Government, Badung Regency Government, Bali Tourism Board, Grand Hyatt Bali management. and BIMC Siloam Nusa Dua.
“The COVID-19 vaccination for all tourism and creative economy workers in The Nusa Dua area will further increase their confidence to work and increase productivity in the midst of the pandemic and welcome the revival of Bali tourism,” said Managing Director of The Nusa Dua, I. Gusti Ngurah Ardita in Badung Regency.
He said officers who had received vaccinations in The Nusa Dua area consisted of hotel employees and facilities in The Nusa Dua area, area security and cleaning officers, ITDC employees, the beach merchant association and transportation personnel.
According to him, The Nusa Dua, along with Ubud and Sanur, has been proclaimed by the government as the Green Zone or COVID-19 free area in an effort to revive Bali tourism.
Green Zone is created to make tourists feel safe and comfortable when traveling, either because of the implementation of strict health protocols or comprehensive vaccinations for people who live and have activities in the zone or area and the supporting villages.
Ngurah Ardira explained that the three tourism Green Zones in Bali were launched in an effort to form a travel bubble or travel corridor arrangement which is expected to accelerate the recovery of tourism in the midst of a pandemic by bringing in foreign tourists.
He believes, through vaccination and application of the Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) protocol in the area, The Nusa Dua area can become a green zone for COVID-19.
“This is to support the travel bubble and so that The Nusa Dua can be opened immediately for foreign tourist visits which are planned to be carried out in the middle of 2021,” he concluded. [antaranews/photo special]