Tourism Ministry Holds Simulation on 3K Protocol in Labuan Bajo
Date 13 November 2020
In a bid to speed up tourism recovery and ensure quality tourism in the country’s tourism destinations, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy / the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency on Thursday (12/11) held a simulation on the health, security and safety (3K) protocol in the tourist resort of Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara province.
In his remarks held virtually, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that for the first time Indonesia has an integrated health, safety, and security system that will be implemented in other 10 priority tourism destinations.
“This simulation has been prepared for months and is very mature and supported by various ministries and institutions. This simulation is expected to ensure health, safety, and security of tourists while visiting Labuan Bajo and other tourism destinations,” he said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy / Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Wishnutama Kusubandio said that the simulation is also expected to build the trust of tourists in the tourism sector and Indonesia’s creative economy.
“In accordance with the President’s direction, we must devise a new strategy on the country’s tourism. Hence, once this pandemic ends, our tourism will be better and even better than before. In the future, the tourism strategy must be more comprehensive and integrated,” he said, adding that tourism industry will no longer be the same due to the pandemic.
“The beauty of nature, culture, and art supported by infrastructure and connectivity is no longer sufficient. In the future, tourism must be able to better guarantee tourists in terms of health, security, and safety,” he said.
The Minister also expressed appreciation to all the joint team who have joined hands to compile and implement this series of simulations on health, security, and safety protocols.
During the simulation, three scenarios of emergency response were imposed involving various facilities and infrastructure, among others, an early warning system in an earthquake that has the potential for a tsunami, emergency response for tourist accidents who have a heart attack, and emergency response to a sinking ship accident.
The entire emergency response scenario was simulated by involving various institutions including the Geophysics, Climatology, and Meteorology Agency (BMKG), the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian National Police (Polri), the Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the Kelimutu National Park Agency (BTNK), Ministry of Health, Tour Guide, the Integrated Team, the community, and others. (Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy PR/UN)
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas