BALI THE IMAGE – In order to ensure the implementation of a new life order protocol in the tourism sector, as well as the implementation of digital-based payment transactions using QRIS, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy together with the Bali Regional Government, Bank Indonesia, Bali Province and Bank Mandiri conducted the inauguration of “Digitalization of QRIS-Based Sport Tourism in Bali Economic Recovery Framework ”on Sunday (21/3/2021) in Nusa Dua Bali.
Head of Bank Indonesia Representative Office for Bali Province Trisno Nugroho explained, Bank Indonesia is collaborating with Bank Mandiri and the management and the Provincial Government of Bali to prepare all tourist attractions for golf to water sports in Bali as a sport tourism destination that has implemented the New Era Life Order with due observance of protocols. health and implementing QRIS-based payment transaction methods. The inauguration of the digitalization of Golf Courses to water sports as digital-based sport tourism was chosen as a representative of sports tourism objects that have attractiveness and are very popular with tourists and are a specialty of Bali because not all regions have sports tourism facilities like Bali’s.
“Sport Tourism like this needs to be prepared to implement the New Era Bali life order protocol including digitalization in payment transactions which will be very necessary to attract tourist visits. This is because in the future tourism will be more quality oriented, shifting from mass tourism to sustainable tourism or ecotourism. Meanwhile, sport tourism is projected to grow back in the next five years. In supporting digitization, the Indonesian Standard Quick Response Code (QRIS) is a digital payment instrument solution that is fast, easy, cheap, and safe and can be applied in all sectors with micro to large scale businesses. In addition, QRIS as a payment instrument is also a solution to revive the tourism sector in a new era of life because it supports clean, health, safety and environmental sustainability factors which are the main requirements to be fulfilled in the pandemic era, “said Nugroho.
QRIS-based digitalization is implemented starting from the entrance, restaurants and all merchants in the golf course and water sports areas. Not only that, all caddies on the golf course are also equipped with QRIS so that they can immediately receive payments and tips using the QRIS-based digital method. Currently, 5 (five) golf courses in the Bali Region, namely Nusa Dua Course, Pecatu Course, Bali Beach Golf, Pandawa Golf, and Bali Handara Golf, as well as the water sports area in Nusa Dua Bali, have all implemented QRIS-based health protocols and digitization.
It is hoped that this inauguration will further accelerate and expand the use of QRIS in Bali, which currently has reached 196,078 merchants.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga S Uno, admitted that his party is very supportive of the digitization program carried out today which is very much in line with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy CHSE program and hopes that this stage of activity will be able to restore Bali tourism and the community’s economy to revive.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy and the Provincial Government of Bali also expressed their appreciation to Bank Indonesia together with Payment System Service Providers who have initiated the digitization of sport tourism areas in the Bali region which can become one of the icons of attractive tourist destinations in Bali.***