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Jakarta Post

Lombok to welcome thousands of cruise passengers in 2017

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram   /   Wed, February 15 2017   /  01:06 am

The tourism industry in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), is looking forward to welcoming for 24 cruise ships expected to make fast on the island this year and bring in thousands of tourists through the Lembar seaport.

The shipping companies behind the 24 vessels had confirmed the planned stops in Lombok, NTB Tourism Agency head Lalu Muhammad Faozal said, adding that the number marked an increase from 18 layovers last year.

“The passengers will enjoy a one-day trip to a number of destinations in Lombok,” he said on Friday.

Around 50,000 passengers will visit Lombok on the cruise ships, mostly from European countries and Singapore.

The local administration will present special performances for the tourists, such as traditional music and dances at the NTB State Museum and the NTB Cultural Park in Mataram.

Baharuddin, the general manager of state-owned...