Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) - The West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) provincial administration launched the Lombok-Sumbawa 2020 Calendar of Tourism Events in a bid to facilitate the promotion of its tourist destinations and activities.

Themed "Goes To MotoGP 2021" of Lombok and Sumbawa, the launch took place at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (Jan 22), the NTB government's tourism office noted in a statement here on Thursday.

Deputy Governor of NTB Sitti Rohmi Djalilah revealed that NTB will target quality tourists rather than the quantity of travelers to boost foreign exchange earnings.

Djalilah called on the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to support NTB as a halal tourism destination that caters to the needs of investors and visitors, both Muslim and non-Muslim, so they would stay longer and return to NTB in future.

In the meantime, during the launch ceremony, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio highlighted the importance of jointly maintaining stability and security in the region to build a positive image of NTB’s tourism.

NTB has 16 big agendas outlined in this year’s NTB Calendar of Tourism Events, of which three are included in the national-scale wonderful events promoted by the ministry internationally through the Indonesian Calendar of Tourism Events 2020.

The three events are the Bau Nyale 2020 Festival to be held on February 9-15, 2020; Ramadan (Fasting Month) Khazanah Enchantment Festival 2020 during Ramadan (April-May), and Taliwang Festival to be organized in November 2020. Related news: Indonesia Festival promotes Lombok, Sumbawa tourism in Perth
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