Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno admitted that plane ticket prices in Indonesia are still quite expensive.
Therefore, his party will collaborate with the aviation industry and the Ministry of Transportation to make ticket prices more affordable for the public.
“Yes, it is still expensive and we are trying to encourage the number of flights to be increased and the availability of our seats in collaboration with the aviation industry and the ministry of transportation,” said Sandiaga in Makassar, Friday (3/11).
He hopes that the number of flights and aircraft seat capacity can be increased closer to the Christmas and New Year holidays.
“The hope is that the number of flights to Nataru will increase, so (with) the increase in the number of seats, ticket prices will be more affordable,” he said.
Meanwhile, regarding tourism opportunities in South Sulawesi, Sandi ensured that the government could encourage movement between districts and cities beyond 6 hours.
“We encourage existing destinations, especially the Ramang-ramang karst village in Maros, to be more encouraged so that they can trigger the movement of domestic tourism, which we are targeting 1.2 billion domestic tourist movements this year,” he said.
Sandiaga appealed to all parties to protect Ramang-ramang Village, which is included in the UNESCO geopark area, so that cases do not experience as experienced in Lake Toba.
“We have to take care that it doesn’t become like (Lake) Toba which gets a yellow card, we have to protect it. I previously inspired students to get involved in protecting it, because the UNESCO Geopark ecosystem has community participation,” he concluded.
Source: CNN Indonesia