Banten Province developsits tourism potential that can increase the visits of domestic and foreign tourists. Head of Banten Provincial Tourism Office, EnengNurcahyation the sidelines of the launch of Rhino X Triathlon 2018 on Sunday, May 13th, at TanjungLesung, Banten, Indonesiasaid that the calendar of events used to arrange cultural agenda and various festivals of Banten Province significantlyincreases the number of tourists’ visits.
“We have not measured the effect of the calendar of event but the data show that there is significant increase of the number of tourist visits. Currently there are nearly 16 million domestic tourists and 300 thousand foreign tourists. But we have not specifically seen the impact in 2017. In 2018 we have not calculated significantly, because we just passed the first quarter. Currently it is still in the process of evaluation of every municipality and regency. We are also developing regional tourism information system to see how it really is in real terms, because Statistics Agency released its release in one year. So we try to find out the priorities and destinations that are greatly demanded by the tourists through the cooperation of city districts, including also managers of tourist destinations and hotels. We try to develop the existing tourism system,” Eneng Nurcahyati said.
Eneng Nurcahyati added that there are 100 Calendar of events in Banten Province for 8 districts and cities. Since 2017 the cities and districts have started to design their own calendar of events because every city and regency has its own strengths. According to her, the Calendar of event is one effort to increase tourist visit to Banten Province. (VOI/NK trans Rezha/AHM)