Named best festival city, Banyuwangi to reason 99 tourism events via 2019 – The Jakarta Post

Banyuwangi in East Java has been hailed as a best festival city by a Tourism Ministry since of a high boost of annual tourism events.

“In 2012, Banyuwangi usually reason 12 events. In 2018, a array skyrocketed to 75 and this year there are to be 99 events in a region,” pronounced Tourism Minister Arief Yahya in Jakarta on Tuesday as quoted by

Aside from a attractions, a regency is also stability to rise infrastructure and comforts to support tourism activities.

Arief pronounced that during a finish of 2018, low-cost conduit Citilink started flying from Banyuwangi to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Domestic routes from a city to Jakarta and Surabaya are also available. “Such a pierce would boost unfamiliar and domestic traveller arrivals in a region,” he added. 

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This year Banyuwangi boasts a array of tourism events called a “Majestic Banyuwangi Festival 2019”. Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas pronounced a festival would underline 99 events via a year: 28 sports events, 17 song events, 16 culinary and creation events, 30 eremite events and 8 digital and “millennial” events.


On Jan. 19, for example, people can attend a Ijen Valley Festival, while in Feb a regency is scheduled to reason a Chocolate Jazz and Food Festival and Student Sports Festival. 

Meanwhile, a months of April, Sep and Oct are to ring a many event-packed period, with events like a Toilet and Kali Bersih Festival, Keboan Festival, Ngopi Sepuluh Ewu Festival, Anak Soleh Festival and Merah Putih Festival. (kes)

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