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PostSubject: NTB To Launch 'Visit Lombok Sumbawa Year' In 2012   Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:19 pm

NTB To Launch 'Visit Lombok Sumbawa Year' In 2012

MATARAM, June 23 (Bernama) -- West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) will organise a promotion of the launching of a "Visit Lombok Sumbawa Year" in 2012 in the Senggigi tourist resort area on July 5, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported quoting a provincial tourism official as saying.

The promotion night would be attended by Tourism and Culture Minister Jero Wacik and highlighted with various arts and sport attractions, Lalu Gita Ariadi, head of the NTB tourism and cultural office, said here on Tuesday.

"The tourism and culture minister and NTB Governor Zainul Majdi will start the event by giving a press conference and it will be followed by a 'Public Corner' television programme on Metro TV on July 2, 2009 at 2 pm Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB)," he said.

On July 5, NTB will also organise a seminar on ecotourism with speakers among others from the tourism and culture ministry.

The tourism promotion event will also be highlighted with a fashion show featuring traditional woven clothes designed famous Indonesian designer Samuel Watimena. A contest of "Pearl Beauty Pageant" will also be organised to select a tourism ambassador of NTB.

NTB hopes to attract at least one million tourists through the The Visit Lombok Sumbawa Year 2012.

According to data of the Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS), NTB was visited by 16,880 people, consisting of 13,821 domestic tourists (81.88 percent), and 3,059 foreign tourists (18.12 percent) in March 2009.

The March 2009 figure was an increase of 44.87 percent from 11,652 tourists in February 2009.

The hotel room occupancy rate in NTB in March 2009 was 35.36 percent, up from 31.65 percent in the previous month.

More than 1.893 million tourists visited Indonesia in the first four months of 2009, up 1.53 percent from the same period last year.


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