The Bali Tourism Model Will Change After Covid-19

The Bali Tourism Model Will Change After Covid-19

DENPASAR – Welcoming the new normal implementation after Covid-19, Bali’s tourism is focused on its natural destinations.

Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, or familiarly called Cok Ace. Said that the Tourism Attraction on the Island of Gods to tourists is dominated by culture by 65 percent. Nature 30 percent and artificial tourism 5 percent. But with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not possible to display cultures such as dances and some other performances.

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“For this reason, the Provincial Government of Bali will refer to the second option, which is to prioritize the appeal of nature,” he said in a webinar on the theme of welcoming the new Post Normality Life Covid-19, Wednesday (5/27/2020).

According to him, nature tourism also contains cultural treasures that can attract tourists. So hopefully the future of Bali tourism promotion can run smoothly. Because the value of Balinese culture that animates other attractions is still relevant to be developed.

“Let’s make nature as a tourist attraction, back to nature by combining local wisdom and health protocols,” he said.

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Cok Ace revealed that if the central government allows the re-opening of Bali as a tourism destination, then not all tourist attractions will be opened. But gradually in advance, by always evaluating the effectiveness of health protocols applied.

He explained, this was done so that tourists who came and returned home to their country felt safe and comfortable.

“This is also done to maintain the image of Bali as a favorite destination for world tourism,” he added.

In welcoming a new normal, he continued, it is necessary to prepare a health protocol SOP that focuses on health. Hygiene and safety is still prepared in detail prepared by the team.

Director General of Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Dr. Achmad Yurianto said that more and more the Covid-19 case was widening in the country, so the transmission process was still ongoing.

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“It is estimated that the peak of the pandemic will occur in June and begin to end in August,” he added.

He said, if the Covid-19 curve had sloped it would be eased slowly. So if there is a discourse on how many regions will be opened for tourism, it must be carried out the preparation of SOPs or health protocols that are very precise and detailed, protocols in place with one another cannot be compared.

He pointed out that detailed health protocols in the market cannot be compared to protocols in schools.

“For this reason, regions are asked to focus and be serious in preparing this SOP,” he stressed.

After that, he continued, massive socialization should be carried out to the public and tourists so that the opening of tourism can run safely and healthy.

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