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Jakarta Post

Banggai to host international fishing tournament

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 27 2019   /  02:50 am

An international fishing tournament will be held in Banggai regency, Central Sulawesi, in September as part of the government’s program to promote marine tourism.The head of maritime tourism development at the Tourism Ministry, Indroyono Soesil, said in Jakarta on Monday that the three-day 2019 Banggai International Tuna Fishing Tournament (BITFT) would follow last year’s national tourism fishing event that was also held in Banggai.“Each region in Indonesia has its own unique characteristics in marine tourism. We realize there’s one marine tourism potential that still hasn’t been explored, and that is fishing tourism,” he saidIndroyono said the tournament was part of efforts to promote fishing tourism, which was still relatively untapped as compared to other marine tourism such as diving, cruise surfing and yachting“We want to increase foreign exchange from marine tourism o...