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Dispar Optimistic Target of Visits of 4.5 Million Tourists to NTB Achieved

Dispar Optimistic Target of Visits of 4.5 Million Tourists to NTB Achieved

MATARAM - The NTB Provincial Tourism Office is targeting 4.5 million tourist visits by 2022, both domestic and foreign tourists. It was recorded that from January to April 2022, the number of tourists visiting NTB was only 358 thousand people. This means that the number of visits is far from the target.

"There are still months of May and June 2022 that have not been recorded. Hopefully with the MXGP Samota and others the target of 4.5 million tourist visits can be met. Currently, there are 358,199 people recorded," said Secretary of the NTB Provincial Tourism Office, Lalu Hasbulwadi

The number of tourist visits is obtained based on guest data staying at star and non-star hotels. In January 2022, there were 47,322 domestic tourists staying at star hotels. Then the number of tourists in February and March, respectively 39,690 people and 63,066 people. The following are domestic tourists who stayed in April 2022 as many as 26,352 people.

Meanwhile, foreign tourists who stay in star hotels. In January there were 911 people. Then it increased in February to 1,203 people. Furthermore, the peak of foreign tourist visits occurred in March reaching 2,360 people. However, it receded in April to 1,146 people.

If the total number of visits by domestic tourists (Nusantara tourists) and foreign tourists (International Tourists) throughout 2022 is 358 thousand people. The number of tourist visits was more in March, namely 65,426 people. This is because there is a MotoGP event at Mandalika, Central Lombok.

Meanwhile, the number of tourists staying at non-star hotels is relatively less. Hasbulwadi said the number of tourists staying at non-star hotels in January 2022 was 42,213 people. Where around 41,283 people are foreign tourists and another 930 people are foreign tourists. Furthermore, in February 2022 there were 43,080 foreign tourists and 940 foreign tourists. The highest was in March which was around 55,271. The details are as many as 54,202 people are foreign tourists and only 1,069 people are foreign tourists. The latest data for the month of April was the number of foreign tourists visiting 33,827 and 758 foreign tourists.

"We must increase the number of national and international scale events, to attract the level of tourist visits to NTB," he added. (cr-rat)

[source] : radarlombok.co.id