SUKABUMI REGENCY-Indonesian Minister of Tourism (Menpar), Arief Yahya said tourism potential in the region of West Java Sukabumi predicted to resemble a tourist destination in Bali.
According to Arief, around the 1970s Bali has not been so well known by local and foreign tourists. But they started by holding a surfing event that triggered tourists visiting Bali.
"So even with the Cimaja beach Sukabumi, with the beginning of the same that is held Amazing Geopark Adventure Tourism (AGAT 2017) it is not closed may be famous as Bali," he told reporters on the Cimaja beach, Sukabumi regency of West Java, Saturday (14/10 / 2017)
Ministry of Tourism said Bali started a surfing event at Kuta beach by holding the same event as on the Cimaja beach Sukabumi. The same thing also happened in Banyuwangi Kelengkung.
He considered that Sukabumi regency already has the basic capital to follow the footsteps of Bali and Banyuwangi which now has reached 100 thousand foreign tourists (foreign tourists) and 4 million domestic tourists (wisnus).
"Banyuwangi is now a rising star because it introduces Klengkung beach as a surfing place Sukabumi Regency already has the capital, to follow the footsteps of Bali and Banyuwangi," said Menpar
Arief appreciated the steps of local government (Pemda) of Sukabumi Regency by forming various communities. Because it was also the first time done by Bali and Banyuwangi.
"The step is correct by forming communities that are almost the same done first by Bali and Banyuwangi," he concluded. (MAT)