IT IS hoped that the spa industry will be able to accelerate the achievement of the target number of foreign tourists to Bali as a favorite destination.
In a National Spa Seminar with the theme Implementation of Law Number 1 of 2022 and the Impact on Spa Business Actors at Royal Pita Maha, Ubud, Bali, Wednesday (31/1/2024), Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, said the government always encourages development One of the ways in the spa industry is through policies that can accelerate the revival of the tourism and creative sector in Bali.
A number of other regulations are also expected to be able to accelerate the achievement of the target for the number of foreign tourist visits in 2024. So that the creation of 4.4 million jobs in the tourism and creative sector in 2024 can be achieved.
“We are uniting steps to provide quality and sustainable Bali tourism. On that occasion, I supported that the spa industry needs to be reviewed so that it is subject to a 40-75% tax. So far, spas have been included in the tourism industry categorization,” he said.
These regulations are Law Number 10 of 2009 concerning Tourism, Chapter VI Article 14 paragraph 1 letter M which states that spas are tourism businesses, Regulation of the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Number 4 of 2021 concerning Business Activity Standards in Implementing Sector Risk-Based Business Licensing Tourism, and Minister of Health Regulation Number 8 of 2014 concerning Guidelines for Health Spa Services.
“This has actually been stated in the Regulation of the Minister of Health and the Regulation of the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy and this will be strengthened by a Judicial Review at the MK (Constitutional Court), we are waiting for the legal process,” said Sandiaga.
The Ministry of Tourism continues to ensure that there is no increase in the entertainment tax rate of 40-75% for the spa industry because of the categorization stated by spa industry players that spas are not included in the entertainment industry. “While we are waiting for the legal process there will be no increase in the tax burden for the spa industry, as well as certain other entertainment industries,” he concluded. [traveltext.id/photo special]