Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) - In the face of competition in the tourism sector, the government of Gunung Kidul District in the Yogyakarta Special Region will continue to intensify the arrangement of tourist areas.

Gunung Kidul District Tourism Office Chief Asti Wijayanti remarked here on Tuesday that a master plan had been compiled to arrange the coastal area to make it more attractive for tourists.

She said the arrangement would be made in a way that does not hinder the activities of traders but also accommodates them.

"Especially Baron Beach, we will revamp the beach tourism to make the west part of it resemble Nusa Dua and the east part like Kuta in Bali," Wijayanti remarked.

She said this step is part of the efforts to ensure that of the total tourists visiting the Baron beach area, some can go to the west part while others can visit the eastern part of the beach.

The local Tourism Office chief expressed hope that following the completion of the New Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progro in April 2019, more foreign tourists would visit Gunung Kidul.

Reporting by Sutarmi
Editing by Otniel Tamindael

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