|Lombok Island beach (Source: blog.8share.com)|
President Joko Widodo has set tourism as a priority sector. The President also visited Mandalika, in the Peak National Press Day Celebration (HPN), 9 February. "Now, Lombok Mandalika been included in the 10 priority destinations," said Arief Yahya Menpar.
Yes, Lombok did not want to lose momentum in Messe Berlin, German. The Best Halal Destination Brand Award 2015 and The Best Halal Honeymoon Award 2015 won in Abu Dhabi, UAE, some time ago, wants to continue to be flown all over the world.
"We're going all out to promote halal tourism at ITB Berlin 2016. Lombok Lombok's been a world champion in awarding halal. This is the golden opportunity that must not be wasted," said Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Travel Agents (ASITA) Asnawi Bahar technical meeting on the sidelines of ITB Berlin, 2016.
Shooting promotion of halal tourism at ITB Berlin 2016 is considered very fitting by Asnawi. The reason, almost all the major industries of tourism in all countries concerned in the travel business always appear in the ITB Berlin. In addition, Lombok also keeps a stunning natural beauty. Great beaches, beautiful scenery, white sand, crystal clear sea, the sky is clear, has mountains, forests and has had the underwater wonders.
"In Berlin we are targeting the Middle East market. Tourists from the Middle East has a habit of length of stay that long. On average 3 weeks to 1 month. And the expenditure incurred they are big enough, could be US $ 1,750 per visit. It can make Lombok more prosperous and open many new jobs, "he explained.
Problem halal tourism, Lombok is a champion. Today, the island of Lombok is often dubbed the Thousand Mosques. This could be a tourist attraction for enthusiasts of Islam, and facilitate the Muslim traveler who want to worship.
Kulinernya also not be asked. As an island with a Muslim majority, the food there is certainly lawful.
The latter is a Muslim inn Friendly. Although the hotel could not say which ones have been Muslim or Halal Friendly Ready, but Asnawi confirms the majority of hotels in Lombok preparing it.
"Such instructions Qibla direction, tools prayer, and scripture, are in the room," said Asnawi.
(Source: Site Kemenpar, Indonesia.travel)