Lalong Bay Festival promotes Banggai tourist area

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Luwuk, C Sulawesi, (Antaranews Sulteng) - The local government continued to promote the tourism potential of Banggai District, Central Sulawesi Province, through the implementation of Lalong Bay Festival.

"The festival has been held to coincide with the 58th anniversary of Banggai District," Banggai Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Paiman Karto, said here on Saturday.

The festival, starting from July 7 to 9 July, 2018, will be opened by Banggai Regent Herwin Yatim.

It is also expected to attract domestic and international tourists to visit the eastern region of Central Sulawesi. In 2018, Banggai Tourism Office is targeting five thousand visitors to all existing tourist destinations.

"But the most important of these activities is to invite people to Lalong Bay," he explained.

The Tourism Office is optimistic about achieving the target number of tourist visits to Bangai District, due to the presence of a tourist destination, such as Dua Island, which was visited by around 3.5 thousand visitors until June 2018.

Meanwhile, other attractions, such as Tinalapu and Dondolang Islands, were also visited by tourists.

"We are optimistic about achieving the target," he added.

In addition to boosting Banggai tourism, the Lalong Bay Festival is also expected to revive the creative economy and micro small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of Banggai District. The activity in Lalong Bay is expected to increase the income of SMEs in the region.

"This activity will increase visitors, and, of course, food vendors will get benefits too," he remarked.

A number of activities during the festival include a cultural carnival, a parade of decorative boats, floating markets, craft and culinary fairs, parachuting, gate ball matches. and fishing competition.  
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