As an effort to boost tourism sector in the city, Jakarta Provincial Government is going to give the award of the 2012 Adikarya Wisata to the actors of tourism industry and manpower, especially those who have helped Jakarta to become a service city, and have given their contribution for tourism development in the capital city.
“The award is a program of Jakarta Provincial Government, which held by Tourism Department. It aims to improve tourist performance in any sectors, like business, accommodation, travel, etc.,” stated Jakarta Deputy Governor for Culture and Tourism Section, Sukesti Martono, Tuesday (12/4).
Martono told this activity is also held to stimulate a competitive competition in the local, national, and international levels. As such, Jakarta is hoped able to be a main tourism destination for Asia and even the world. “Jakarta should provide better and prime services, and there must be safe sense for tourists. It can also support to increase residents’ economy,” he uttered.
In this award, Martono explained, there are 9 categories competing by 145 tourism entities, namely accommodations, restaurants, entertainment and recreational facilities, travel bureaus, MICE businesses and impresarios, theme parks, transportation, education, tourism trainings, and one new category called mass media role. “Mass media becomes the new category because promotion cannot be separated from the media which will pass the message to the public,” he furthered.
With the advancement of Jakarta’s tourism sector, the investors would be willing to invest more. Automatically, labor absorption would increase. “By so, the Regional Revenue (PAD) target from tourism sector in the amount of Rp 2.5 trillion would be easy to achieve, especially if the online tax system is implemented,” finished Martono.