Bogor relies more on tourism sector for income

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The Bogor city administration relies more in tourism for income saying the tourism sector is expected to contribute 28 percent to the city original income (PAD) target of Rp712 billion in 2017. 

"The 28 percent contributions is expected from hotel, restaurant and food stall taxes," head of the city tourism, culture and creative economy office Shahlan Rasyidi said here on Monday.

Shahlan said the city would maximize tax revenues from the tourism sector, adding he was optimistic the target would be achieved.

Bogor is mountain resort city located around 60 kilometer, south of Jakarta.

Shahlan said Bogor is an alternative city for weekend holidaying in the Greater Jakarta area. Bogor, which has many international hotels has often hosted national and international conventions including APEC in 1994.

City administration secretary Ade Sarip Hidayat said support for development of tourism sector continues with facility for programs and activities.

Ade said the number of visitors to Bogor has continued to rise from year to year. So far in 2016 , Bogor recorded 4,523 visits by domestic tourists and 2,228 visits by foreign tourists.

He said the tourism sector contributes to economic development of the city.

Ade said , meanwhile, the city administrations continued to seek improvement of the quality of its human resources especially in the tourism sector to sustain development of the sector.

In addition, the city administration has continued to improve and develop infrastructure to attract for investors in the tourism sector in the city.

The city administration has modernized the facility in the Bogor Botanical Garden, which is one of the main attraction for visitors to the city.

Soon there is a Fruit and Flower Festival in the Botanical Garden and the Association of City Councils from all over the country would visits the garden.

In January 1, 2017, tourist buses with information about tourist objects, culinary places and souvenir markets, would start operation in the city.

"This would be opportunity for players in tourism business," Ade said. (Antara)


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