Lombok Barat gets tourism award as favorite destination
“West Nusa Tenggara governor and I got the award from Culture and Tourism Ministry two weeks ago in Jakarta,” Lombok Barat district head Zaini Arony said in Giri Menang on Monday.
After receiving the participants of a comparative study from West Sumatra`s Pariaman city who wanted to study about tourism in Lombok Barat, Zaini Arnoy said the award was the second of its kind when it got the first one in 2009.
He said Lombok Barat district received the similar award in 2009 for the category of the best tourism destination in Indonesia.
But he admitted that the two awards became a magnificent challenge and motivation for the district to keep improving its tourism sector in the years to come.
The award, according to him, was not only a national scale but international as well because the assessment was gathered from all domestic and foreign tourists who have visited various tourism objects in Lombok Barat district.
With those two awards, Zaini said Lombok Barat district government would continue to improve the tourism sectors in the area to attract even more tourists.
“It is for that reason that the local government at present is revitalizing Senggigi resort at Batu Layar village to make it a tourism icon in West Nusa Tenggara province,” he said.(*)