Local newswires, including Tempo and Antara News are reporting that the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) has announced that around 30,000-hotel workers from 24-Bali hotels will serve delegates visiting the province for the G20 Summit.
“In 24-hotels, there are around 30,000-human resources (meaning hotel workers), and the G20 delegates that will come have reached 30,000, not to mention families, security (officers) from Indonesia,” deputy head of PHRI-Bali chapter, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Suryawijaya, told reporters on Monday.
G20 is an international forum comprising 19-countries and the European Union that work together to handle major issues. Indonesia is holding the presidency of the grouping this year.
The G20 Summit is scheduled to be held in Bali from November 15–16, 2022.
Suryawijaya said that each hotel has prepared 600 to more than 1,000 workers for the summit.
The human resources that have been readied will provide services to the heads of state attending the summit for 3 to 4 days and up to 7 days to the delegates.
He considered this to be one of the positive impacts of the G20 implementation, which has allowed 100-percent of the hotel employees to return to work following the pandemic, which affected 50-percent of the employees and led to their being laid off.
He further said that those who have been re-hired because of the arrival of the G20 delegates are now receiving full salaries again after seeing their salaries cut by 50-percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, report Tempo.
“Now, it (the salary) is full with (additional) incentives,” he added.
He emphasized that after the G20 Summit, those hotel workers will continue to be employed as the tourism situation in Bali is continuously improving.
With the island’s achievement as a world tourist destination, Suryawijaya predicted that out of the global population of 7.5-billion, at least 4 to 5-million people will visit Bali after the G20 Summit.
Sources: Antara News, Tempo