Moreover, with the presence of “new normal” conditions or new trends in travel in which tourists will be more concern on tourism protocols, especially those related to health, safety, and comfort.
The Deputy of Tourism Products and Events for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Rizki Handayani during the Ecotourism Webinar, Wednesday, 19, 2020 explained that this pandemic changes the types and management of destination including ecotourism activities.
According to the official, an evaluation and re-arrangement of ecotourism travel pattern that has been adjusted with new normal condition is necessary.
“We predict the nature-based tourism activities or outdoor will be the most quickly to rebound because ecotourism is not mass tourism but special interest tourism. We support the return or even the development of ecotourism in Indonesia. In the future, we will focus in Ecotourism and Wellness Tourism,” Rizki said in a press release on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Director of Indonesia Ecotourism Network (INDECON) Ary S. Suhandi and Director of Via Via Tour & Travel Sry Mujianti were also present on the webinar as panelists.