The North Sumatra administration has just relieved its 2017 Lake Toba Tourism Calendar, consisting a schedule of cultural events in the Lake Toba area.
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said the calendar was significant to attract travelers. “Schedule and location certainty is important for visitors. The days and months must not be switched because it is a reference for the travelers.
Arief also emphasize the shift of traveler behavior, particularly among young travelers. “Do not wait them to come [to the destination] if they couldn’t find a fixed schedule,” he said. The minister also referred to that travelers may have booked their travel in advance. Imagine how troubled they would be if the timetable replaced
The calendar of events was free to assistance encourage Lake Toba, one of Indonesia’s 10 priority destinations of 2017. Among the interests included in the calendar of events are festivals, music shows, carnivals and sports events.
North Sumatra Deputy Governor Nurhazijah Marpaung said all tourism stakeholders in the province were ready to make Lake Toba an international destination. She also described that tourist activities in Lake Toba were expected to account for Rp 16 trillion (US$ 75 million) in the regional gross domestic product, and create 300,000 new jobs in North Sumatra.
Below is the list of events scheduled on the calendar.