Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2020
The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is all prepared to revive its facilities related to hygiene at different tourist sites in Bali this month.
Wawan Gunawan, the regional II destination development director of the ministry, explained that the revitalization program would take in place in one city and eight regencies, that is – Denpasar, Badung, Tabanan, Gianyar, Klungkung, Karangasem, Buleleng, Bangli and Jembrana.
In the meantime, on Friday, the head of infrastructure and destination development affairs of the ministry, Hari Santosa Sungkari, explained that many tourist attractions on the Island of Gods were devoid of amenities, antaranews.com reported.
Hari stated that the ministry is all targeting to develop amenities like hygiene facilities at tourist sites that would provide some console to the tourists.
He also said that it was significant for a tourist destination to follow the international standards of toilet cleanliness. Also, the revitalization program is set to enhance service quality and competitiveness of tourist attractions.
Bali Tourism Agency chief, I Putu Astawa explained that in the future, the tourism trend would change saying that travelers would show interest to visit destinations that could provide safety and comfort, along with clean and sustainable environment.
“This revitalisation program suits the current tourism trend,” he said, adding that hygiene and health features were important to travelers.
Nani Sumaryati Firmansyah, head of water and sanitation at the Indonesian Toilet Association, shared a similar opinion. For every traveler, she said that having proper hygiene facilities is always important.
“They do not need to be luxurious, but the toilet facilities must be well equipped and run properly,” she said.
“If a tourist’s first impression of the toilet is bad, then they will immediately think that the tourist attraction has bad management.”