BANDUNG-Head of Tourism Office of Sukabumi Regency, as well as General Manager of Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhan Ratu Dana Budiman said next year there will be an increase in tourist visits to Sukabumi, driven by the recognition of Geopark Ciletuh by UNESCO.
"Optimistic UNESCO will make Ciletuh as Geopark World. If that happens then there will be an increase in tourist visits to Sukabumi, especially foreign tourists, "he said in Bandung, Wednesday (15/11).
According to him next year there will be about one million local tourists and 20 thousand foreign tourists who will visit Sukabumi. He said last year the total number of local tourists to Sukabumi only amounted to 700 thousand only.
With the increase in traffic, it is certain that there will be an increase in local revenue from the tourism sector. He estimates there will be an increase in revenues from this sector about two fold.
"This year's revenue from tourism, including retribution of about Rp1, 5 billion, with the Geopark Ciletuh, I believe can rise to two times or Rp3 billion," he said. jo