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Turnover Down to 50 Percent, Hotels in Batam Ask Government Pay Attention to Tourism Industry

Economic activity has been disrupted enough to cause losses to a number of business actors due Covid-19 pandemic. Especially the hotel sector in Batam

Front view of Pacific Palace Hotel Batam building at Sungai Jodoh, Batu Ampar, Thursday (3/9/2020). Affected by Covid-19, this hotel has experienced a decrease in turnover 

Editor: Putri Larasati Anggiawan, BATAM - Covid-19 pandemic has an impact on a number of people activities. Even economic activity has been disrupted enough to cause losses to a number of business actors.

This is also felt by a number of hotel entrepreneurs in Batam City.

Monika, as Pacific Palace Hotel's Customer Service (CS) staff, confirmed this.

The hotel, which is located at Sungai Jodoh, Batu Ampar, has experienced a decline in turnover since six months ago.

"Since the pandemic we have experienced a decline in turnover by up to 50 percent. On average, in a day, hotel rooms are only occupied by 30 percent of the total rooms, namely 180 rooms.

This means that as many as 40 to 50 rooms are filled per day, "said Monica when met by at Pacific Palace Hotel Batam, Thursday (3/9/2020).

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Monica hopes that the Government can make regulations as a firmer step and can pay attention to the tourism industry, especially the hotel sector in Batam City.

This is to revive the economy which is experiencing a slowdown.

Tribun Batam monitoring, due to restrictions on  activities due to the corona pandemic, a number of businesses have not only experienced a decrease in turnover.

Some of them were forced to close their operations because they could not survive the pandemic.

As a result, many employees are forced to lose their jobs.

( Ashari Diana Putri)

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Penulis: Putri Larasati Anggiawan
Editor: Putri Larasati Anggiawan
Sumber: Tribun Batam
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