NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Industry players engaged in the tourism sector are invited to be optimistic amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This is so that they are confident in continuing to prepare a vacation leave package together later this year after the corona emergency period has passed.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy / Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Wishnutama Kusubandio said that his party would prepare plans and steps in support of a program that shifts Eid al-Fitr 1441 H leave to the end of the year.
“The change of leaves together with Eid al-Fitr 2020 must be truly anticipated by the people not to travel or go home during Eid later and replace it at the end of the year. The focus of the government in this emergency response period is handling and preventing the spread of COVID-19, “Wishnutama said in a statement in Jakarta, Monday, March 13, 2020 evening.
The joint holiday shift to the end of the year was carried out with the consideration that at the end of the year the COVID-19 Pandemic was estimated to have been handled properly. In addition, the end of the year is also a school holiday period and gives the family time to have enough time to plan a vacation.
This is in accordance with Kemenparekraf / Baparekraf’s plan which will prioritize the movement of domestic tourists in the recovery period after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared finished by the government.
Wishnutama said that Kemenparekraf / Baparekraf will collaborate with the industry/association as well as the tourism community and the creative economy, by preparing various programs that can be utilized by the public at the end of the year.
“I hope that the shift of holidays to the end of the year coincides with the end of the pandemic so that it can help the affected tourism industry to revive,” Wishnutama said.
Changes in 2020 leave together contained in the Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower, and the Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucracy Reform (PANRB) Number 391/2020, Number 02/2020 and Number 02/2020 concerning the Second Amendment to the Joint Ministerial Decree Religion, Minister of Manpower and Minister of PANRB Number 728/2019, Number 213/2019, and Number 01/2019 concerning National Holidays and Joint Leave in 2020.
Provisions in the Joint Decree include shifting leave with Eid al-Fitr 1441 H, which was originally set for May 26-29, 29 shifted to December 28 – 31, 2020; Eid al-Fitr holiday remains on May 24-25 2020 and additional joint leave on the national holiday of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Maulid on October 28, 2020. (gas)