Visits to tourism villages expected to increase during homecoming

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Jakarta– Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, has stated that he expects the number of tourists visiting tourism villages to increase by 10–25 percent during the Eid al-Fitr homecoming season in 2022.

On Saturday, when visiting Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), he mentioned that there are numerous roads, such as Pantura, that include tourism villages that people can potentially visit.

Visits to tourist villages can also help reduce the number of vehicles on the road, resulting in less traffic congestion, he says.

Tourists are intended to use tourist villages as brief rest stops, decreasing possible traffic accidents caused by tiredness.

Uno has distributed information on tourist villages at homecoming points, including through the digital channel, in order to attract tourists to visit tourism villages.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has supplied the positions in a number of regions.

“These postings also provide tourism and creative economy services, as well as exhibit Indonesian music to homecomers who may be fatigued and in need of refreshment,” said the minister.

“Because being overtired is dangerous,” he warned.

Providing cable cars in tourist spots, such as Puncak, West Java, can also help to minimize traffic.

Cable cars are considered an environmentally benign transportation innovation since they release no carbon, making them a must-have for tourist sites.

As a result, the ministry is working to bring various cable car schemes to fruition in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Borobudur, Central Java, Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, and Puncak.

Later on, the ministry will collaborate with a business to assist with budget procurement through a public-private partnership (PPP).

“We have already received various recommendations to be reviewed, and we will follow up with tangible steps later after Eid al-Fitr,” the minister stated.

Source: Antara

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