First thing to remember is that we are still in a pandemic and one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic is the tourism sector. Bali as the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak has led to massive job losses and reductions in income across Bali. In order to restore the tourism sector and the economy of Bali, the Government designed the Work From Bali program. This program was initiated by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan . However, with the pandemic still raging in Indonesia, how confident are Indonesian people to take a vacation during the pandemic?
Our survey results show that only 19% of people went on vacation during the pandemic, 74% of them traveled to outdoor areas near their homes, and half (52%) of people who went on vacation during the pandemic have been vaccinated. That brings us to the conclusion that people's confidence to travel and enjoy outdoor activities increases after they are vaccinated.
Now, Let’s dive into the reasons why people decided to take or not to take a vacation during the pandemic. Survey showed the main reason people went on vacation is because they are feeling bored at home. On the other hand, the main reason why 81% of people decided not to take a vacation is because they are still worried about the coronavirus.
We can see clearly that there is a desire to be able to take a vacation during a pandemic, but the vacation destination must be able to adjust to the current pandemic situation because people also prefer to have a safe place that implements strict health protocols.
Furthermore, what items do you need to prepare for vacation during the pandemic? Survey showed that masks and hand sanitizer are mandatory items. In addition, people also prefer to prepare meals, drinks and bring some medicines by themselves. We hope these insights have been helpful for you, and if you want to know more about how to create opportunities based on data in the current situation? Feel free to have a discussion with us.
 Ajakan Luhut Work From Bali dan Bahaya Penyebaran COVID-19. (2021, May 19). https://finance.detik.com/berita-ekonomi-bisnis/d-5575134/ajakan-luhut-work-from-bali-dan-bahaya-penyebaran-covid-19 , accessed on 29 June 2021.