MOTOGP 2023: A BOON TO NTB'S ECONOMY, SAYS MINISTER OF TOURISM AND CREATIVE ECONOMY
An economic boost for the region: preliminary data shows remarkable impact.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, also known as the Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Kabaparekraf, has lauded the economic impact of the 2023 MotoGP event held in Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).
Speaking at "The Weekly Brief With Sandi Uno" in Jakarta, Minister Sandiaga reported that the MotoGP Mandalika had exceeded economic expectations and gathered preliminary data showcasing significant success. He stated, "The estimated turnover and ticket sales have surpassed our targets, underlining the substantial economic boost."
Internal research conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy revealed that 90 percent of the 102,929 visitors expressed a desire to return to the Mandalika region and its vicinity. "These visitors also expressed high levels of satisfaction with the MotoGP event, local accommodations, and public transportation services," added the Minister.
Dessy Ruhati, Deputy for Strategic Policy at Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf (the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry/Agency), emphasized that ongoing internal research and data collection would continue until October 21, 2023. The results will be disseminated periodically from October 23 to early November 2023. Preliminary data suggests that creative economy entrepreneurs and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (UMKM) in the Mandalika area experienced a remarkable 36.54 percent increase in income.
Dessy Ruhati further highlighted the positive sentiment among business operators who expressed their willingness to partake in future events. They recognized the MotoGP Mandalika's significant contribution to their business turnover.
In addition, the report outlined full occupancy in accommodations around the Mandalika area, with room rates soaring two to three times above the usual.
While acknowledging these achievements, the report also identified areas for improvement based on feedback collected. These areas encompass restroom cleanliness, the quantity and quality of prayer rooms, and facilities catering to diverse demographics such as children, the elderly, and nursing mothers.
As Minister Sandiaga concluded, there is an optimistic outlook for the upcoming MotoGP 2024, which is expected to further bolster inclusive and sustainable tourism and the creative economy.#THE S MEDIA #Media Milenial #MotoGP 2023 #NTB Economy #Tourism #Economic Impact #Minister Sandiaga #Mandalika #Preliminary Data #Business Growth #Creative Economy #Regional Development #Accommodations #Public Transportation #Sustainability