"In the Tour the Youtefa package, the committee will provide the tourists with speed boats to circumnavigate the Youtefa Bay at the cost of only Rp50,000 per person," Disbudpar Chief Bernard Fingkreuw said here on Wednesday.
According to him, the new travel package is a pilot project which will be made permanent if it gains good respond from the public, as well as tourists.
"It is a pilot project, and if it is successful, we will encourage indigenous people at the Tobati and Enggros villages to make use of their speed boats to serve the visitors and tourists," he said.
As for the implementation of Humbold Bay Festival this year, he claimed that a lot of foreign tourists will come to Jayapura to witness the event.
"Some travel agents here reported that more than 30 foreign tourists have confirmed to arrive in Jayapura on August 6, 2016 for the festival," Fingkreuw noted.
He stated that the Humboldt Bay Festival will be organized in a bid to preserve Papuas unique and traditional arts.
Known as the land of "Cendrawasih," or bird of paradise, Papua is truly blessed with an abundance of natural resources and unparalleled traditional arts and culture that must be maintained.
The important aspect is that the festival should showcase the beauty of Humboldt Bay and feature various art and cultural activities and attractions," Fingkreuw remarked.
According to him, the city administration of Jayapura has assigned an event organizer to make preparations for the annual Humboldt Bay Festival.
He added that the event organizer was appointed to make the festival, which has been included in the national tourism calendar, more professional.
Further, he affirmed that the Humboldt Bay Festival in Jayapura will be supported by the Ministry of Tourism.