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Jakarta Post

Riau Islands prepares more than 100 events to lure foreign tourists

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 9, 2019   /  03:11 pm
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The beauty of Pelawan Beach on Karimun Island, Tanjung Balai, Riau Islands. The provincial government expects the number of foreign tourists will increase to 2.8 million people in 2020.(Shutterstock/File)

In addition to improving its tourist destinations, Riau Islands province will also organize more than 110 cultural and sporting events next year to meet its target of welcoming 2.8 million foreign tourists next year. These events, ranging from sports competitions, musical performances and cultural carnivals, have been included on the province’s calendar of events, which was unveiled during a meeting at the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry building on Dec. 5. "We predict that next year, Riau Islands will receive about 2.8 million foreign tourists. With this calendar of events, we want tourists to be more informed about all of our tourist hot spots and hopefully more foreign tourists will visit Riau Islands,"Riau Islands Tourism Agency head Buralimar said in remarks during the announcement of the calendar of events. According to Statistics Indon...