MotoGP pre-season test gives boost to domestic tourism: expert

The runners’ social media accounts indeed have many followers from various countries who will be exposed to the charm of Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara and Indonesia.

Purwokerto, Central Java (ANTARA) – The recently concluded MotoGP pre-season test at Mandalika Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara will boost the nation’s tourism industry, said tourism expert from Jenderal Soedirman University, Purwokerto , Central Java.

“The pre-season test which took place from February 11 to 13 was a great opportunity to promote our tourism,” Chusmeru said in Purwokerto, Central Java on Monday.

The beauty of Mandalika and the island of Lombok was showcased by MotoGP riders who shared photos and videos during their visit on their social media accounts, he added.

“The social media accounts of the runners indeed have many followers from various countries who will be exposed to the charm of Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara and Indonesia,” the expert remarked.

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He said he was confident that there will be an increase in tourism to Lombok Island and surrounding areas during and after the MotoGP race next month, especially as tickets have been sold out.

“Besides the Mandalika and West Nusa Tenggara areas, the island of Bali and Labuan Bajo will also benefit from the boom in tourism. We hope that after the conclusion of the MotoGP race, the riders and their crews, as well as the spectators, will spend time in Bali, Labuan Bajo and other parts of Indonesia,” Chusmeru said.

Indonesia should try to make more use of the MotoGP championship, which as a prestigious international competition always attracts worldwide viewers from various countries, he added.

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“Some countries have even competed to be able to host the race. If we become a good host, then MotoGP will be a sports tourist attraction that will attract domestic and international tourists,” he noted.

The international championship will also benefit local tourism stakeholders, including hoteliers, restaurateurs and craft business owners, he added.

“The success of Mandalika MotoGP would inspire other regions to develop their own sport tourism with world-class quality, but they must not neglect the cleanliness, health and safety of competition participants and spectators,” said the expert.

The expert warned that sport tourism will not thrive if cleanliness, health and safety factors are neglected.

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