Friday, 05 March 2021 | 23:51 WIB

North Lombok Tourism Office Offers Affordable Diving and Snorkeling Packages

North Lombok Tourism Office Offers Affordable Diving and Snorkeling Packages (lomboknetwork)

MATARAM, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Department of Culture and Tourism of North Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara, provides diving tourism package scheme with an affordable price to attract local tourists to visit the Tiga Gili tourism place.

Setiadi, Head of Promotion and Marketing at the North Lombok Department of Culture and Tourism, said the effort to attract local tourists with the snorkelling package and diving package was discussed with the North Lombok Development Planning Agency long ago.

"We want to target the local tourists by providing snorkelling package and diving package, because it seems like the packages are exclusively for foreigners. Now, we will use the packages for the local tourists," he said.

Regarding the fee, says Setiadi, his office still need to coordinate with the snorkelling and diving instructors or dive shops which are located in Gili Meno, Gili Air, and Gili Trawangan, so that it can be ensured the exact fee before the package promotion.

"We have to determine the fee before the local tourists visit Gili. We are still waiting for the exact price from the dive shop because it is related to the operational fee as well," Setiadi said.

The North Lombok Department of Culture and Tourism also coordinates with the tourism parties, especially hotel managers to promote their place because they have implemented CHSE.

CHSE is a health protocol implementation based on cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability.

Now, there are only a small number of hotels that operate since there are not many visitors, especially foreign tourists. Most of the hotels are still closed due to COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020.

"The government, especially the tourism parts, keeps trying on how to promote the tourism destination that has implemented CHSE," Setiadi said.

Setiadi added that his office also works with the West Nusa Tenggara Government to advertise North Lombok District, especially Tiga Gili, which is safe for them to visit with the health protocol.

"The Development Planning Agency suggests government activities to be done in Tiga Gili once in a while to promote the Tiga Gili tourisms place," he added, as quoted from Antara.