Jakarta tourism industry resilient following Thursday's attacks

The series of attacks in Jakarta’s central business district yesterday, including the bombing of a Starbucks cafe, has had little impact on the local tourism industry, according to Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya.

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jakarta, Indonesia. Image by Dino Adyansyah / CC BY 2.0

“Everything is back to normal. We have checked and there is no report of cancellations from airlines, hotels and travel companies in Jakarta,” Yahya told TTG Asia. Spokespeople from several hotels in the main business district of Jalan Thamrin-Sudirman have also confirmed that most meetings, a significant market for hotels in Jakarta, are continuing to run on schedule. Local reports indicate, however, that cafes and restaurants in the area popular for business lunches, are quieter than usual. Wreaths and tributes, expressing condolences to the victims and defiance against those who attacked, have been stacked against a police outpost that was attacked yesterday.  Many bear the slogan #KamiTidakTakut, which translates to “we are not afraid.”

Read more: ttgasia.com 

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