C Sulawesi to attract 6,000 foreign tourists in 2012

Palu (ANTARA News) – C Sulawesi will soon declare 2012 as Visit Central Celebes Year to attract 5.000 to 6,000 foreign tourists.

Head of the Central Sulawesi Culture and Tourism Agency Suaib Djafar here expressed optimism that the target will be achieved with the support of hotels, restaurants, tourist agencies, airline companies, tourist objects, the media, the government and the public.

He said that in the last two years the number or foreign tourists to the region increased from 1,800 in 2008 to close to 4,000, with the support of a conducive security situation.

With regard to facilities, Suaib said, the local administration is increasing the capacity of Palu`s Mutiara airport scheduled for completion in 2011 and Garuda Indonesia and slated to open flights to the airport in July 2010.



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