Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced the possibility of granting discounts to domestic and foreign tourists. This measure is envisaged to respond to the weakening of the tourism sector following the coronavirus epidemic.
These reductions, which could be up to 30%, would boost the tourism sector. The latter, in decline since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, suffered in particular from the flight ban between mainland China and Indonesia, and more generally from the cancellation of trips to Asia.
The discounts could also be granted to travel agencies, up to 50%, in order to “really revitalize the Indonesian tourism sector” in the words of the president.
These measures are still under discussion, however, and no decision has been made. The question of the tourist destinations to which the reductions would be applied has, for example, not yet been settled.