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Riau Islands Targeting 1.2 Million International Tourist Arrivals in 2023

Riau Islands Targeting 1.2 Million International Tourist Arrivals in 2023

TEMPO.CO, Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands – The provincial governing administration of Riau Islands is concentrating on to draw 1.2 million global travelers in 2023 in line with the strengthening publish-pandemic problem.

Riau Islands Governor Ansar Ahmad expressed his optimism that the concentrate on is achievable mainly because, in 2022, Riau Islands’ global vacationer arrivals achieved 700,000, a drastic enhance from the figure in 2021, which stood at 3,103.

“Just before the pandemic, Riau Islands’ (annually) international vacationer arrivals stood at all around 2.5 million. Having said that, we have to have to be practical now, thinking about that tourism has just commenced to revive,” he stated here, Sunday.

He pointed out that in the 2020-2021 period of time, the province’s tourism was down due to the pandemic impact. However, in mid-2022, it commenced to revive after the central government reopened the country’s borders to intercontinental vacationers.

Ahmad also famous that the revocation of the public exercise constraints (PPKM) in late 2022 has contributed to the revival of Riau Islands’ tourism.

“The main entry gates to Riau Islands for intercontinental travelers are all set to welcome them, this kind of as Tanjungpinang, Batam, Bintan, and Karimun,” he stated.

The governor mentioned that the government would search for options to handle issues that can hinder the arrival of international travellers to Riau Islands.

A single of the initiatives that the govt will make is proposing an increase in the standing of Tanjungpinang Raja Haji Fisabilillah (RHF) Airport to an global-scale airport.

That way, cross-nation flight obtain can be realized taking into consideration that this calendar year, 400,000 worldwide vacationers from China are qualified to go to Lagoi, Bintan District.

Head of Improvement and Marketing and advertising of Riau Islands Tourism Business Afitri Susanti said that her place of work has ready a tourism calendar to increase the quantity of international tourist arrivals in 2023.

She unveiled that this year’s tourism calendar nonetheless depends on regional knowledge, such as mother nature, tradition, sports, and maritime tourism.

In addition, global-scale activities will also be held in the province, one particular of which is the cycling levels of competition Tour de Bintan, which before in 2022 was partaken by hundreds of athletes from 33 international locations.

Susanti claimed that her office is intensively collaborating with associations and neighborhood and intercontinental travelers to endorse Riau Islands’ tourism.

“We are optimistic Riau Islands’ tourism will revive this yr,” she stated.

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