West Java's 2019 tourist arrivals reach 60 million

West Java's 2019 tourist arrivals reach 60 million

West Java Governor M Ridwan Kamil . (ANTARA/Ajat Sudrajat/h-fdh)

Bandung, West Java (ANTARA) - West Java Governor M. Ridwan Kamil affirmed that some 60 million tourists had visited the province in 2019, surpassing the provincial Tourism and Culture office’s target of 49 million tourists.

"In 2019, West Java recorded an outstanding achievement in tourism. Of the target set at 49 million tourists, 60 million came to West Java in search of fun," he remarked during a launch of the West Java Calendar of Events and Festival 2020 here on Wednesday.

West Java has planned thousands of festival and tourism events this year, including 167 major events, such as sports, traditional arts performances, music shows, and religion-related events.

Of the 167 festivals to be organized in 27 districts, five will be leading festivals receiving support from the central government.

The five leading festivals to be organized this year are the Asian-African Festival in Bandung, the Cap Go Meh Festival, the Keraton (Sultanate Palace) Festival in Cirebon, the Jatigede Festival, and the Priangan Cultural Event in Garut.

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