Central Lombok, W Nusa Tenggar (ANTARA) - Hotels and homestays in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) are yet to be fully occupied ahead of the World Superbike (WSBK) event, the Tourism Office of Central Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), has reported.

The WSBK is scheduled to be held at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, from November 11–13, 2022.

"The hotel occupancy in Central Lombok is still not full," head of the Central Lombok District Tourism Office, Lendek Jayadi, informed here on Thursday.

So far, only 75 percent of the total 3,527 rooms in hotels and homestays have been occupied, he said.

Thus, there are still rooms available for WSBK spectators who wish to stay closer to the circuit.

"There are still empty hotel rooms, but we still have two days; they could be filled because some will spectate the last day of the race," he informed.

However, several hotels in Mandalika are fully booked, such as Pullman Hotel, Raja Hotel, Sima Hotel, Segara Anak Hotel, Puri Rinjani Hotel, and Origine Hotel.

Jayadi assured that hotel prices in the area are still stable, that is, they have shown no significant increase. The price stability has been ensured to boost tourist arrivals in Central Lombok, he added.

He expressed the hope that hotel and restaurant entrepreneurs will continue to apply the health protocols, in accordance with the predetermined cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability (CHSE) standards, so that tourists can feel safe and comfortable and as part of anticipatory measures against COVID-19 transmission.

In addition, he affirmed that supporting tourist attractions and tourism villages in the region are ready to welcome tourists, including WSBK spectators, as the Tourism Office has conducted an assessment and provided mentoring to tourism villages in Central Lombok.

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