The Jakarta Post
Tourists flock to the seating area of Penanjakan 1 viewpoint to capture the beauty of a sunrise at the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS). (JP/Nedi Putra AW)
The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS) in East Java collected in 2018 a year-on-year increase in non-tax state revenue (PNBP), as the popular destination welcomed a spike in visitor numbers.
As reported by Kompas.com, the national park accumulated more than Rp 27.3 billion (US$ 19.1 million) in state revenue, a jump from Rp 22.08 billion in 2017.
The total amount surpassed the TNBTS management’s target of approximately Rp 16.76 billion.
As many as 853,016 people visited the national park throughout 2018, comprising 828,247 domestic tourists and 24,769 foreign tourists. The figures show a major increase from 2017, when it welcomed 652,463 visitors, made up of 628,895 domestic tourists and 23,568 foreign tourists.
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Sarif Hidayat, head of the park’s reporting of evaluation data and public relations subdivision, said the non-tax state revenue and total number of visitors recorded was accumulated from all the entry points to the national park, which is sprawled across several regencies.
"[Data on] the number of visitors and the PNBP was collected through [the park’s] four entrances," Sarif said recently as quoted by kompas.com.
The four gates include Penanjakan Resort in Pasuruan regency, Tengger Lautan Pasir Resort in Probolinggo regency and Coban Trisula Resort in Malang regency, as well as the climbing entrance to Semeru Mountain in Ranupani, Lumajang regency. (liz/mut)