Indonesia and Malaysia jointly develop tourism travel corridors
Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to cooperate in rebuilding tourism and creative economy in each country which is impacted by Covid-19 pandemic; one of these is by building a joint tourism corridor. Deputy of Marketing for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) and the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency (Baparekraf), Nia Niscaya in her recent statement in Jakarta explained that Malaysia is one of the important partners for Indonesian tourism. Malaysia has been one of the biggest contributors to foreign tourists to Indonesia. It recorded 2.09 million tourists from Malaysia visiting Indonesia in 2019.
Nia became a guest speaker at the Travel Industry Network Talkshow with Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Dato 'Sri Nancy Shukri with the theme "Regional Tourism Collaborative Opportunities Post COVID-19", Friday (6/19). The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about fundamental changes for tourists to travel in the future. To travel between countries, tourists may prefer to travel in a short-haul trip. Malaysia is one of the potential partners to be able to re-grow international tourism trips. She also stated that the cooperation that can be done is how to obtain the world confidence that the two countries have controlled successfully the spread of the Covid-19 and agreed to create a travel corridor.
Nia further said that both countries must be able to surely overcome the Covid-19 in each country. It is important to enhance confidence for tourists from each country in its market.
Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Dato 'Sri Nancy Shukri also remarked that Indonesia and Malaysia must be able to foster tourism in the future.