The West Java provincial government was planning to attract tourists from the Middle East to visit the province`s tourist sites, a local tourism official said.
Chairman of the West Java Tourism and Culture Office Herdiwan said here Wednesday the province had a number of interesting tourist objects which could attract Middle Eastern tourists, such as mountains and plantation sites.
“Middle Eastern tourists used to make Malaysia`s Bukit Bintang sites tourist destinations. Now, they are getting bored and start to have an interest in Indonesian tourist objects, especially those located in West Java,” Herdiwan said adding that there would be 600 Middle Eastern tourists to visit West Java this year.
Therefore, he said, in order to promote West Java`s tourism industry and create enjoyable tourism sites, the local government would restructure a number of its tourism sites.
The program, Herdiwan said, would be focused on three factors, namely access to tourist sites, development of well-known tourist sites and tourism promotion campaigns.
According to him, the West Java provincial government had put the development of tourism sites in its agenda this year.
To that end, he added, the local government had set aside Rp 11 billion to support the plan.