Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism actors were quite inactive as there were no tourism activities.
Mataram, NTB (ANTARA) - One day before the World Superbike (WSBK) race, hotels in Mataram city, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province, have reported full occupancy, the city's tourism office head, Nizar Denny Cahyadi, has said.

"Alhamdulillah (all praises be to God), all starred and non-starred hotels in Mataram city are full as WSBK spectators are starting to arrive to watch the race on November 19–21, 2021," he informed here on Thursday.

He made the statement while accompanying Mayor Mohan Roliskana to inspect the readiness of lodging administrators for welcoming tourists.

He pegged the number of hotel rooms in Mataram city at 4,077 units.

However, only 2,777 rooms are available for use—including the ones at the three hotels previously designated as COVID-19 emergency hospitals, he informed.

The remaining 1,300 rooms are being used by a local mining enterprise for isolating its employees, he said.

"However, the number of available rooms does not include one hotel on Udayana Street. It is said that they will make five floors available for booking," the office head added.

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The international racing event at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit in Central Lombok district, NTB, has had a positive impact on the tourism sector in Mataram city, he said.

As a buffer zone, Mataram city has got a significant economic advantage, which has come as a relief for local tourism actors, he added.

"Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism actors were quite inactive as there were no tourism activities due to the enforcement of community activity restrictions (PPKM)," he remarked.

In addition to WSBK, the circuit will also host the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) at the same time.

The implementation of the events is expected to generate a multiplier effect of Rp500 billion and absorb 7,945 workers. (

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