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Tourism Sector Is Slowly Coming Back

“In general, tourists still have doubts about traveling. But at least after it was opened there was a movement of tourists from various cities on vacation to Bali "

The tourism sector is slowly returning to life. This is after the reopening of tourist objects in a new era of life. Even so, tourists who come to Bali especially Badung are still dominated by domestic tourists (wisdom).

Based on data from the Badung Tourism Office (Dispar), from 31 July 2020 to 20 August 2020, the level of wisdom visits has reached 53,161 people. Most of the local tourists come from several big cities in Java, including Jakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya.

Acting Head (Plt) of Kadispar Cokorda, Raka Darmawan, hopes that the presence of domestic tourists is believed to be able to revive the sluggish tourism market due to the Covid-19 pandemic. "Since tourism reopened on July 31, 2020, many domestic tourists have begun to come to Bali," he said, Friday (21/8) "This means that tourists' trust in how to handle the Covid-19 pandemic in Bali, especially Badung, is high, so they are not worried about coming. come here, "added Cok Darmawan, who is the Assistant for General Administration of the Badung Regional Secretariat.

Even though the tourism sector is starting to get excited, the bureaucrat from Gianyar still emphasizes the importance of policymakers to socialize through the Badung Covid-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force (GTPP), if Bali especially Badung has implemented health protocols well. The community must also support this program by following the health protocol (prokes) as recommended by the government. “In general, tourists still have doubts about traveling. But at least after it was opened there was a movement of tourists from various cities on vacation to Bali, "he said.

On the other hand, to increase the number of visits, Cok Darmawan revealed that he had written to the tourism industry players to use the website owned by the Badung Tourism Office for free in conducting promotions. "This means we are promoting virtually to give confidence to tourists. I have written to all destinations, tourism actors to take advantage of the online promotional media that the Badung Regency Government already has, "he said while hoping that the Covid-19 pandemic would end soon and the tourism sector, which was the mainstay of the Badung Regency Government, could return to normal as before.

Starting from the many local tourists who vacation in Bali specifically Badung, Bendesa Adat Sangeh IB Sunartha also acknowledged. According to him, since tourism was reopened every day there have been local tourists visiting Sangeh Tourism Object in Abiansemal District. The average visitor who visits a tourist attraction that 'serves' the nutmeg forest and also the tame monkeys comes from several big cities on the island of Java. "In about two weeks, 200 domestic tourists have visited. Average from Java. There are from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta, "he said.

Even though it is still dominated by wisdom, it does not mean that there are no foreign tourists (tourists) at all. According to Sunartha, who is a member of the Badung DPRD, even amid this situation, there are still foreign tourists traveling in Sangeh. Only very few. So far, he continued, only 22 foreign tourists came to visit.

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