The tourism industry worldwide has taken the biggest hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has posed a huge risk of job loss worldwide affecting millions of people directly and indirectly employed by the sector. Many governments worldwide have started rolling out support packages for the industry to minimise the job loss and revive their economy.
Let’s have a look at what these countries are doing to revive their tourism industry.
Government of Indonesia came up with a 298.5 billion rupiah (USD 21.5 Million) relief package to support its tourism industry, back in February 2020
Following are the Highlights of the budget
- Incentives for airlines and tour operators valued at 98.5 billion rupiah, for airlines and tour operators aimed at promoting special discounts for foreign tourists.
- About 103 Billion rupiah has been allotted for promotional activities
- 25 billion rupiah will be allocated for improving tourist areas
- 72 billion rupiah will be invested on influencers
- An additional 443 billion rupiah will be allocated to airlines spur domestic tourism. This will be used in the form of 30 per cent discount for 25 per cent of the total seats available per flight to 10 tourist destinations such as Yogyakarta, Manado, Bali, Mandalika, Labuan Bajo, Bangka Belitung, and Batam.
- A total support allocated to airlines, including aviation fuel discounts and reduced aircraft passenger service fees is valued at 860 billion rupiah.
- The central government will also provide 3.3 trillion rupiah to 33 districts and city governments in ten tourist destinations in return for waving off hotel and restaurant taxes for next six months.
Source: TTG Asia