Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno revealed that several tourist destinations experienced a surge in tourists during the Easter 2021 holiday.
“In connection with yesterday’s Easter holidays, we monitored at several points such as leading tourism destinations and the backbone of Bali, around Jabodetabek, and Batam, Bintan, Riau showing an increasing number,” he said on Monday (5/4/2021).
For Bali, Sandiaga said that in the two days leading up to Easter, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport accepted 8.000 arrivals per day.
However, this number is increasing with the arrival from Gilimanuk Port.
“It encourages us, our enthusiasm, and this is the hope that tourism will rise,” he said.
In a press statement given by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Saturday (3/4/2021), Sandiaga said that the recovery of the tourism sector in Bali was getting closer to normal before the Covid-19 pandemic. He revealed that he is targeting 3.600 domestic passengers per day to Bali.
“In the last month, I targeted 3.600 internally per day domestic travel passengers in Bali. But last month there were 4.500 domestic arrivals. This means that it is above the target of 900 people or 30 percent, “said Sandiaga.
Regarding the number of domestic visitors in Bali, he also said that currently, this is half what it was before the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Today, domestic visits to Ngurah Rai Bali for the last two days are 8.000 visitors. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, there were 16.000 people. This means that this figure is half what it was before the Covid-19 pandemic, “he said.
Based on data provided by Public Relations of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Taufan Yudhistira, Monday, 8.875 tourists landed at the airport on Thursday (1/4/2021).
The number of passengers decreased to 8.497 on Friday (2/4/2021), 4.140 on Saturday, and 4.857 on Sunday (4/4/2021).
When compared to March, the arrival of 4.000 visitors to the Island of the Gods has begun to appear a few days before Nyepi Day. On March 10-11, 2021, the number of visits on that date was 5.587 and 5.876 people.
Furthermore, the March 15-17 period also brought in tourists. In that period, the highest number fell on the day after Nyepi or March 15, with 5.706 visitors arriving at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. Even so, the number of visits on the following dates fluctuates between 3.000-6.000 visitors.
If calculated in the period March 18-31, the lowest number of visits occurred on March 23, namely 3.918 tourists. Meanwhile, the highest number of visits was on March 26, namely 6.441 passengers.