SUKABUMI REGENCY-Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar (Demiz) requested that all information about tourism in Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu was digitized. This is necessary so that all the potential of art, culture, as well as natural attractions in geopark this can be widespread and fast.
Vice Governor of Demiz revealed this when opening Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhan Ratu Festival 2017 at Boxing Arena Palabuhanratu, A Yani Street, Citepus Village, Palabuhanratu, Sukabumi Regency, Sunday (27/8/17). Traditional dance Palabuhanratu to be a welcome greeting as well as opening a series of events Ciletuh-Palabuharatu Geopark Festival 2017 with the slogan "Culture Meet Nature".
"Because that's how a tourism area should be digitalized in the future, the information about tourism should be informed quickly to anyone," Demiz said in his speech.
Distribution of information through digital or internet, especially social media provide a significant impact on tourism in Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu. Demiz said it did not expect because it is different from three years ago now the area Ciletuh and Palabuhan can be more crowded, especially on weekends.
"Even there is information in Palangpang now every weekend the garbage is stacked, we also must keep the environment," pleaded Demiz.
Any information relating to tourist attractions, art and cultural potential, as well as the art and cultural agenda at Ciletuh-Palabuhanatu must be well integrated. Accessibility of information through digital is very important, so that the people of Indonesia even abroad can easily and quickly get the information.
In addition to easy access to information, physical infrastructure should also be encouraged to continue to be addressed. Furthermore, Demiz said it is encouraging all parties to quickly set up some homestay or a stopover for tourists.
"The homestay program is being launched now, Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu will be a Special Economic Zone and there will be assistance from the center so that the people here can manage homestays, loans from the central government," Demiz said.
"So the homestay needs to be quickly built so that there is public participation in it, not big hotels, not to the enjoyment (economic benefits) not the people of Ciletuh and Palabuhanratu itself," he continued.
Connectivity also needs to be improved through road infrastructure. Demiz admitted that President Jokowi once promised to speed up the completion of the Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road (Bocimi) in 2019, besides the Jakarta-Bogor-Palabuhanratu (Jagoratu) Toll Road. If the Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll is completed it will shorten the travel time to Sukabumi.
"For the streets inside (access road to the tourist sites) we also give the big assistance worth Rp 211 billion, outside the CSR existing, it's just for the road, the road is getting better and there is a new road From Loji to Puncak Darma So from here (Palabuhanratu) to Puncak Darma only one hour, "said Demiz.
In addition to toll roads, West Java Provincial Government also encourages that in Ciletuh or Palabuhanratu airport can be built. However, the Ministry of Transportation according to Demiz asked for another alternative location for airport development other than in Citarate.
"This (airport) can serve the problem of government and tourism, hopefully if it is established if there is a location that we propose, next year we can start to build Alternative in Citarate or Cikembar," said Demiz.
On this occasion, Demiz also asked for the management of tourist attractions continue to be addressed. He cited the application of tariff facilities at Palampang Beach should be natural and should not be as it pleased, such as for homestay, food products, parking, and others.
"I heard because there are many visitors whose garbage can not be adequate, or maybe the garbage can have waste management that must be done by the community themselves, and the price (tariff) do not raise as much as they want to squeeze the visitors.Later it will be long Palangpang Which is quiet, "he concluded.
CGF 2017 presents Parade featuring various creations of art and culture from several subdistricts in Sukabumi District. In addition, also held exhibition of food products are also typical crafts Ciletuh and Palabuhanratu.