Although the end of the year is still several months away, the NTB (Nusa Tenggara Barat) government has set a target of 4 million tourist arrivals in 2017.
The Head of the NTB Tourism Department, Lalu Muhammad Fauzan, announced the target for next year this month, saying that he was confident that the projected target for 2016 would be reached by the end of this year.
• Lovers of fine dining – get ready for another unique “Chefs in the Wild” event at Qunci Villas in Mangsit!
Guest chefs Christian Ryan and Glenn Byrnes – formerly from Melbourne’s Taxi Dining Room and now running Aløft Restaurant in Hobart, Australia – are flying into Lombok to give diners a taste of the magic from their top Tasmanian restaurant.
Sylvie and Scott from ditchthemap.com are a young American couple who left their jobs to travel the world for over one year, visiting South America, Europe, India and SE Asia. Here they share their impressions of South Lombok and learning to surf at Selong Belanak.
Surrounded by mountains, the beaches of South Lombok are really a scene to behold. Though we stayed in Kuta, we spent a fair amount of time at neighbouring beaches to the east and west. We wanted to absorb as much of the beauty as possible.
WEST LOMBOK GOVERNMENT SERIOUS ABOUT REVAMPING SENGGIGI?
The Senggigi tourism area must be revamped, because the development of the area was not done well from the beginning. This was the judgment of the West Lombok Regent (Bupati Lombok Barat), H Fauzan Khalid, when he visited Senggigi last month.
Fauzan said that the number of tourists visiting Senggigi has been dropping quite dramatically for some time and that it was time for the local government to intervene actively and deal with this situation.