IndonesiaProposed discounts are one way the country is looking to keep tourism afloat amidst declining numbers due to the coronavirus outbreak

Indonesia encourages domestic travel with slashed fares

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The Indonesian government is proposing for airlines to lure domestic tourists with special flight discounts towards some of the country’s top tourism destinations.
The Indonesian government is proposing for airlines to lure domestic tourists with special flight discounts towards some of the country’s top tourism destinations. Photo Credit: Getty images, Diamond Dogs

JAKARTA – To cope with declining international arrivals amidst the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Indonesian government is proposing for airlines to lure domestic tourists with special flight discounts towards some of the country’s top tourism destinations.

These proposed destinations include Bali, Bintan Island in Riau Islands and Manado in North Sulawesi.

The move follows Jakarta’s decision of a travel ban on all flights to and from mainland China, as well as a stop on all visa-on-arrival and visa-free provisions given to Chinese tourists, in a bid to prevent the coronavirus from spreading across the archipelago.

The government is in discussions with airlines to provide slashed air fares, although the airlines will be the ones making the final call on how large the discounts would be.

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