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Jakarta Post

NTT governor promotes local tourism in London

  • Djemi Amnifu

    The Jakarta Post

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara   /   Sat, November 9, 2019   /   08:59 am
NTT governor promotes local tourism in London Weekuri Lagoon in Southwest Sumba. (JP/Liza Yosephine)




The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) administration is taking advantage of its participation in the 2019 World Travel Mart (WTM) expo in London to underline its commitment to upgrading tourism facilities in the province.


NTT Governor Viktor Laiskodat said the province was participating in the travel expo on Nov. 4-6.


“The province is using this opportunity at the 2019 London WTM to introduce its tourism potential and promote it as world class tourism,” Viktor said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.


According to Viktor, the province is committed to improving the tourism infrastructure and facilities so that tourists visiting NTT can maximize their experience in the region.


He hopes that the province’s unique culture and natural landscape can be a good alternative destination, aside from Bali, for tourists visiting Indonesia.


“In 2020 the NTT administration will make massive improvements so that in several years the province will be known as a premium tourism destination,” Viktor said.


“President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has named Labuan Bajo as a premium tourism destination and this has driven us to join the 2019 London WTM.”


NTT is the southernmost province in Indonesia, comprising the eastern portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The province consists of more than 500 islands, with the largest ones being Sumba, Flores and the western part of Timor, which shares a border with Timor Leste.