Department of Culture and Tourism of Central Lombok record number of tourists visiting the area exceeded the target set in 2014 as many as 70,000 people.
"Based on the data, the tourists who come to visit Central Lombok has reached 172 percent of the target, almost doubled," said Head of Culture and Tourism (Disbudpar) Central Lombok, then Putria when contacted by phone from Mataram, Friday (10 / 10/2014).
Putria said, the number of tourists who come to visit several attractions in Central Lombok, in addition to tourists, especially foreign tourists also from Australia. "So, the trend of tourist arrivals to the Central Lombok each month continue to show a positive direction, even indirectly result in increased tourist arrivals to the province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB)," he said.
According Putria, positive trend numbers of tourists visiting Central Lombok has been seen since the beginning of January to September 2014, and on the other hand the high interest of tourists visiting the province, can not be separated from the many leading tourist attraction in Central Lombok.
However, further Putria, although tourists visiting the loft is quite high every year, the trend is not accompanied by the growth of the hotel. "And in certain months, especially when traditional Sasak traditional rituals of 'smell nyale' in the tourist area of Kuta Beach, Tanjung Aan, visitors crowded, so travelers have to sleep on the beach," he said.
According Putria, if there is a specific event, the domestic and foreign tourists do not get a hotel room during a visit to Central Lombok. Because the hotel rooms are lacking so that the number of tourists who come and hotel rooms are not comparable. "As a result, hotels are always full, so it can not receive visitors again," he said.
In addition to the Kuta Beach area, some of the favorite attractions visited by domestic and foreign tourists in Central Lombok among Seger Beach, Tanjung Aan, Gerupuk, Mawun, Selong Blanak, Stokel Yarn and Yarn Nets.
"The district thankful this area has beautiful nature, and in the future we will attempt to fix the expected tourist area is also coupled with the construction of the hotel," added So Putria.