Waingapu, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA News) - The East Nusa Tenggara Tourism Office has urged Garuda Indonesia to open Kupang-Dili-Darwin flight route round trip immediately to help boost foreign tourist arrivals to the islands province.

The head of the Tourism Office, Marius Ardu Jelamu, stated here on Tuesday that in the past year, the number of tourists visiting the province in cruises and chartered aircrafts had increased.

According to Marius, Kupang-Darwin flights will help travelers in terms of cost and time because it only takes 1.5 hours to reach the destination.

Marius is optimistic that the Kupang-Timor Leste-Darwin flight would increase the number of tourist arrivals to East Nusa Tenggara, considering the current growing tourism potential in the province.

East Nusa Tenggara is increasingly attractive to domestic and foreign tourists, especially with regard to the various cultural festivals.


Editor: Kunto Wibisono
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