PEOPLE’S interest in vacationing during the long weekend, especially in Jabodetabek, was quite high. The high public interest in carrying out this movement can be seen from the data released by PT Jasa Marga on May 8 to 10, 2024. A total of 478,761 vehicles left Jabodetabek or an increase of 9.13% compared to normal conditions.

According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno sai we are of course very grateful that there was a long weekend yesterday and the interest was very high. The increase was recorded at four main gates, namely Cikupa Toll Gate (GT) to Merak, Ciawi GT to Puncak, Cikampek Utama GT to Trans Java and Kalihurip Utama GT to Bandung.

Meanwhile, as for destinations, a number of tourists’ favorite destinations in Jakarta are the main destinations. These include Ragunan Zoo, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, and Taman Impian Jaya Ancol.

“For Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, more than 111 thousand visits have certainly increased the movement of tourists. Meanwhile, outside Jabodetabek, the destinations that are crowded with tourists are Ciwidey, Lembang and Pangandaran for West Java; Kota Lama Semarang, Borobudur, Malioboro and Dieng for destinations in Central Java and Yogyakarta,” he said.

Sandiaga hopes that this increase in movements will strengthen the achievement of the tourism and creative economy performance target in 2024, which is to reach 1.2 billion to 1.5 billion movements.

“So, it is hoped that this will have an impact on improving the economy and opening up job opportunities for the community,” he concluded. []