Wishnutama Launches ‘Guide Now, Journey Later’ Program

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – – Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries Wishnutama Kusubandio launched the “Book Now, Travel Later” program amid the uncertainties caused by the surge in COVID-19 cases. With this program tourists can reserve tickets or hotels for future trips.

“After the tourism subsidies, we will continue to help companies get through this difficult time. One of them is the “book now, travel later” offer for local and international tourists, “said the minister, according to a press release on Monday, December 21, 2020.

He realized that the guidelines put in place by many local governments, despite being used to contain the spread of coronavirus, would affect the tourism business. However, domestic tourists are still allowed to travel as long as they consistently follow the established health protocols.

Through the new tourism program, the government would offer a special booking price that could be used once the situation was safe. The government ran the program in collaboration with travel agencies, hotels and airlines.

Wishnutama emphasized that the tourism sector and the national creative industries would only recover and grow sustainably if the Indonesian population were in good health. Therefore, he hoped that each party would work closely together in breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission.

“The travel reservations can be used within the next 24 months and are intended to improve the cash flow of the players in the tourism business,” said the minister.

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