Improve Tourism Industry, Poso Holds De Central Celebes Tour
By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Thursday, October 26 2017 - 23:14 IWST
Bicycle Racing Illustration (Foto Ist)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Poso District, Central Sulawesi, tries to attract foreign tourists by holding a cycling event "Tour De Central Celebes on 6-8 November 2017.
TDCC initiator Zalzulmida Longki Djanggola said the Poso District mimics West Sumatra's move that attracts foreign tourists with the annual "Tour De Singkarak" event.
"This is the first time we organize the Tour De Central Celebes, we have also conducted a study to West Sumatra, we hope this event can successfully attract foreign tourists to come to Central Sulawesi," he said.
He said for their inaugural bicycle race it will be done in three stages, but for the future the race will be done in six stages.
The race will start from Ampana City to Una-Una, Tentena District to Poso District, Parigi City then Parigi Moutong District then ends in Palu city.
Tour De Central Celebes involves cyclists from 30 countries and participated by 1500 participants.
"By going through some of these areas, it will be a wonderful memory for the participants, then they will tell others," said Zalzulmida Longki Djanggola as quoted by Antara.
He also hopes that these activities can improve the economy of the people of Central Sulawesi.