I also asked the hoteliers to prepare their hotel and their human resources to welcome tourists.
Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The government of Mataram City in West Nusa Tenggara Province will be holding a Mandalika Fair to host the World Superbike (WSBK) motorcycle racing event in November this year.
The WSBK will be held at the Mandalika Circuit in the Central District of Lombok from November 19-21, 2021. The government hopes the Mandalika Fair will help boost the local economy.
“This is part of our initiative as well as an opportunity to help the community economy with this WSBK momentum,” Mataram Mayor H. Mohan Roliskana said on Friday.
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Several stakeholders will be involved in the Mandalika fair, including hoteliers, restaurants, tourism sector and MSMEs in the city of Mataram, he informed.
“We hope that the WSBK spectators will come not only to watch the race, but also to shop in the city of Mataram. We are always coordinating the time and place of the event,” he said.
The mayor said he also asked MSME players to prepare by making World Superbike themed souvenirs.
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“I have also asked hoteliers to prepare their hotel and human resources to welcome tourists. I hope this will be beneficial for economic opportunities,” Roliskana remarked.
He said he also asked the local tourism department to form a team to prepare various activities, such as artistic performances and cultural activities, which could attract WSBK guests and spectators to the city of Mataram.
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“Even though the WSBK will take place in central Lombok, but as a surrounding area, we can seize the opportunities of the impacts of this global event,” he added.
The city of Mataram is also participating in the organization of the WSBK, with hotels in the city preparing 1,300 rooms in accordance with standards, he said.
“We also have the Mataram City Hospital, which already has a health tourism service program, as well as other support facilities,” he added.
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