Lampung making effort to attract tourists

Lampung making effort to attract tourists

Elephants attraction in Lampung. (ANTARA/Hasan Sakri Ghozli)

Bandarlampung (ANTARA News) - A number of tourist objects in West Lampung have been prepared to attract as many holiday makers as possible.

Local culture and tourism office chief for promotion section Riady Andrianto said here on Friday that West Lampung has so far been always ready to welcome the tourists but this year would attract even more holiday makers.

Riadi said a number of tourists objects in West Lampung district have increased their workers to give an optimum service, sense of comfort and security to the visitors.

According to him, West Lampung district in the near future would organize a tourism event of "Semarak Tanjung Setia" (Flamboyant Tanjung Setia) on July 9-10, 2011 in an effort to lure as many tourists as possible to visit the resort.

Riady said Tanjung Setia tourism object has natural panoramic view and challenging waves for foreign tourists to go surfing.

He added that the coolness and crystal clear sea water at Tanjung Setia also offered additional attraction for the foreign holiday makers.

Besides Tanjung Setia, West Lampung also has other tourists objects such as Labuhan Jakung Beach, Pulau Pisang, Lake Ranau, Way Besai rafting resort, and Sekura Cakak Buah cultural festival.

Riady said that in 2010, more than 400,000 tourists visited West Lampung tourism objects and 10,000 of them were from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and other Asian countries.

He expressed hope that the number of tourists this year will increase following an annual cultural event that will take place next July..