A cruise ship bringing hundreds of foreign tourists is expected to arrive in Jayapura, the Papua Province on Sunday (5/3). This was stated by the Head of the Jayapura Regional Culture and Tourism Office Bernard Fingkreuw.
“200 foreign tourists will enjoy the cultural festival arena in Taman Imbi. There will be a cultural parade,” he said.
He explained that the visit coincides with a Cultural Performance event which will be held to commemorate the 107th Anniversary of Jayapura.
“We hope they will enjoy the richness of our archipelago because the parade will display various cultural performances from all over Indonesian provinces,” he said.
The visit was a result of promotion events abroad.
According to Bernard, the visitors will make a stopover in Jayapura for a few hours. However, he hopes that during a brief visit it will bring some benefits for local people’s economy.
“There are two-three cruise ships to visit Jayapura every year. Many visitors spend their money for shopping. Jayapura becomes a hub for other places in Papua,” he said.
Bernard also hopes that Jayapura will be one of the major tourist destinations for foreign tourists. Apart from natural and cultural resources, Jayapura also became a hub for tourists who want to visit other places in Papua.
In addition, he urged local community to welcome the upcoming 200 tourists with hospitality so they will have good experience.