THE Association of The Indonesian Tours And Travel Agencies (ASITA), East Nusa Tenggara Province (NTT) is ready to market the natural and cultural tourism of Fatumnasi as part of a tour package to the province. Fatumnasi is a district in South Central Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara.

According to the Chairperson of ASITA NTT, Abed Frans, said that in principle we are ready to market tourism packages when the conditions of the natural and cultural attractions of Fatumnasi itself have been addressed and are truly ready for tourists to visit.

He expressed the nature and cultural tourism Fatumnasi which is located on the island of Timor is one of the seven tourist destinations that have been declared by the NTT Provincial Government as a tourism estate.

Six other destinations include Lamalera in Lembata Regency, Thousand Mouth Waters in Rote Ndao Regency, Liman Beach in Kupang Regency, Koanara Village in Ende Regency, Wolwal in Alor Regency, and Praimadita in East Sumba Regency.

“ASITA NTT encourages all these tourist tourism destinations to be addressed by the local government so that they can be marketed to domestic and foreign tourists. The development of these seven new destinations is in line with the expectations of tourism players in order to increase the length of tourist visits to NTT in addition to those visiting Labuan Bajo as a leading global destination,” Abed said.

He added that as a form of support for the development of tourism estate tourism destinations, ASITA  NTT immediately conducted a survey with various other stakeholders outside the government who are partners in the Regional Tourism Promotion Agency of NTT.

This survey, he continued, was to see firsthand the readiness of various aspects of development, especially supporting infrastructure that supports tourist visits. From the survey we will provide input to the government regarding development there.

According to Abed, when all major supporting infrastructure in tourist destinations has been properly addressed, businesses are ready to market as part of tour packages in NTT. [antaranews/photo special]