NTT Prepares Rally Tour to Promote the Potential of Timor Island

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NUSADAILY.COM -KUPANG- The Regional Tourism Promotion Agency (BPPD) of East Nusa Tenggara Province (NTT) together with the Indonesian Tourism Association (Asita) NTT prepared a rally tourism activity in Timor Island to promote tourism potential on the island.

“Through this rally tour we will promote tourist points in Timor Island starting from Belu Regency to Kupang City,” said Chairman of the El Izaac Rally Tourism Committee when contacted in Kupang on Friday.

He explained that the rally is planned to be held on June 6-7, 2021. Currently, he said, it is in the process of preparing including the management of permits in the Task Force for The Acceleration of Handling (GPPT) COVID-19 in the region as well as permission from the Indonesian Motor Association (IMI).

Izaac exemplifies several tourist spots that will be promoted such as the natural tourism of Fatuulan and Fatumnasi Villages in South Central Timor Regency, Tuamese in North Central Timor Regency, and Teres and Amfoang Beaches in Kupang Regency.

“In our rally we also seek to empower the economy of the community by visiting production centers such as ikat weaving, local culinary, and also agricultural products,” he said.

Furthermore, Izaac explained that the implementation of this activity also cooperates with a number of other parties, such as Jasa Raharja.

Therefore, in addition to promoting tourism potential, in this activity at the same time conducted socialization of driving safety to the community.

Izaac expects the support of various elements to make this activity a success including mass media as a joint effort to revive the tourism sector from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Participants that we involve also from various circles scattered in all districts so hopefully the promotion of tourism potential can be more massive,” he said.

It also coordinates with the Ntt Tourism and Creative Economy Office so that activities like this can also be held in other areas such as Flores Island and surrounding areas to raise tourism potential in the area. (sak)