PHRI West Kalimantan: Every Cultural and Tourism Activities Please Bring Tourists

By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Saturday, October 14 2017 - 23:01 IWST

Pekan Gawai Dayak (PGD) in Pontianak, West Kalimantan (www.facebook.com/kemenpar)
Pekan Gawai Dayak (PGD) in Pontianak, West Kalimantan (www.facebook.com/kemenpar)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Pontianak - Chairman of West Kalimantan (Kalbar) Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), Yuliardi Qamal expects every cultural and tourism activities in West Kalimantan to be able to bring in tourists from outside the region.

"The expectation is certainly also according to the desire of our business where if tourists outside the bustling trip to West Kalimantan it can affect the high occupancy rate of the hotel," he said in Pontianak, Thursday (12/10/2017).

He added that with the high level of hotel occupancy and culinary tasting at restaurants and restaurants in West Kalimantan, the Local Revenue (PAD) in this area will increase as well.

"Every outsider certainly stay overnight, eat and shop with it certainly also stretches the economy of this region," she said.

During this time he considered for activities in West Kalimantan is still minimal bring in foreign tourists. It certainly should be the attention of PHRI and all parties how the tourism sector and so on that are able to bring outsiders to West Kalimantan continues to be developed.

"The activities in most of us are still locally, if the local people do not stay overnight, do not spend or anything else, if there is little of it, the general effect of current government activities has not been significant to bring in foreign tourists," she said.

Meanwhile, Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) of West Kalimantan noted that the number of foreign tourist visits (Wisman) from January to July 2017 as many as 20,749 visits.

Then for Room Occupancy Rate (TPK) Star hotel in West Kalimantan special in July 2017 that is 44.30 percent up 3.53 points compared to the TPK June 2017 of 40.77 percent. As for the average length of stay guests in star hotels in West Kalimantan only, 1.72 days.

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