JAKARTA – Tourism Minister Arief Yahya together with West Sumatera Governor Irwan Prayitno and Chairperson of PB ISSI (Indonesian Cycling Federation) Rajasapta Oktohari launched the international cycling race Tour de Singkarak (TdS) 2016 in Soesilo Soedarman Hall of Sapta Pesona Building Jakarta, the office of Tourism Ministry, on Monday evening (25/7). The event was festive and enlivened by various art and cultural performances from West Sumatera.
The international sport tourism event is held again for the eight times and taken place in West Sumatera on 6-14 August 2016. It is expected to improve the local economy especially from tourism activities, accelerate the infrastructure development of West Sumatera, as well as support the program of Pesona Indonesia and Wonderful Indonesia in achieving this year’s target of 12 million foreign tourist visits and 260 million domestic tourist visits. Continue reading