The webinar was specialized for Australian market and participated by more than 100 participants from travel industries in Australia.
According to the Deputy of Marketing for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Nia Niscaya, the webinar was intended to maintain the trust of Australian market to Indonesia’s tourism image.
“Australia is an important market for Indonesia, especially Bali, ”Nia Niscaya said in a press release on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
Also present on the webinar, Vice Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, Director of Construction and Operation for ITDC Ngurah Wirawan, and Founder & Director of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Janet DeNeefe.
Based on data in 2019, Australia is the second largest tourists’ contributor to Bali after China. It was recorded last year that as many as 1.241.128 Australian tourists visited Bali last year. Therefore, it is important for Indonesia to continue to collaborate with partners of tourism industries from Australia.
“Thus, Indonesia tourism is expected to be a ‘top of mind’ in the choice of prospective tourists, especially Australia,” she continued.
She said that currently Indonesia continues to work optimally in suppressing the spread of covid-19. Including in Bali, one of the world's best tourism destinations.
Although Bali is a tourism center in Indonesia, it is not an epicenter of the spread of covid-19. This is inseparable from the maximum efforts of the Provincial Government of Bali with its people who have optimally implemented and supervised the program well.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has prepared the Cleanliness, Health, and Safety (CHS) protocols for later implemented in destinations and other places in the new normal period. Together with the regional governments and all tourism and creative economy stakeholders, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will ensure the protocols are socialized and implemented.
“We make improvements and ensure the best for the tourists needs in the new normal period. We are optimistic we can welcome the tourist back with new experiences and attractions,” she added.