THE INDONESIAN Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure the readiness of the tourism industry and creative economy (Parekraf) in facing the 2024 Eid holiday season.

According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno in “The Weekly Brief with Sandi Uno Extended” in Jakarta, Monday (04/1), 2024, said that Eid is an exciting moment for the tourism industry. Together with all relevant stakeholders, we are trying to prepare an ecosystem for the tourism industry and creative economy (Parekraf) starting from accommodation, airlines and attractions.

“The potential for this community movement will help accelerate the pace of the national economy. We hope that this year’s homecoming trip can be safe, calm and comfortable. This Ramadan momentum is also a blessing for us together to be able to advance tourism and a sustainable creative economy,” said Sandiaga.

Meanwhile, Deputy for Destination and Infrastructure Development at the Tourism Ministry, Rizki Handayani, at the same time said that in terms of accommodation, the hotel occupancy rate during this year’s Eid holiday is projected to increase by up to 10% with the peak estimated at H+2 of Eid.

“Online travel agents have also provided a lot of information and convenience or flexibility for people to book rooms. Not only accommodation, during this Eid holiday season, many hotels have also prepared activities within the hotel or resort as well as discount packages. So, this is very exciting not only for potential tourists, but also for the industry itself,” Rizki remarked.

Regarding seat availability, Rizki explained that the airline had prepared a total of 6.72 million for the 16 days of Eid. This number is equivalent to 420 thousand seats per day flying throughout Indonesia.

“The total number of aircraft available reaches 420 units and there are several airlines including Citilink, AirAsia and SCOOT that have proposed additional international flight routes. Hopefully later we can encourage the calculation of the carbon footprint calculator,” she underlined.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has also appealed to tourist attraction managers to continue to apply the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, environmental sustainability) principles to ensure safety and comfort for tourists.

“Also, by ensuring additional facilities and infrastructure at the destination, such as preparing parking lots and adding visitor service officers,” concluded Rizki. []