"With the special regional regulation, it will become a new hope for the development and promotion of tourism in Papua," Papua Creative Economy and Tourism Office Chief David Pagawak remarked here on Friday.
He explained that the potential of tourism in Papua is really outstanding and needs to be promoted intensively so that both local and foreign tourists visiting the area can witness and enjoy the tourist attractions there.
"Papua tourist attractions have actually been promoted a lot by the local government and private parties, but unfortunately it is sometimes affected by security issues," David affirmed.
Still many people consider Papua is not very safe place, while in reality, the Land of Cenderawasih is really conducive for tourists to visit, according to him.
Furthermore, the local Creative Economy and Tourism Office in cooperation with other parties will continue to develop and intensively promote the tourism potential in Papua, he noted.
Papua is divided into numerous areas, each of which comes with their very own set of tourist attractions that include cruises around Lake Sentani, scuba diving within the Cenderawasih Bay Marine National Park, and sandy beaches on Biak Island.
Biak is a popular island and an integral part of the tourism scene in Central Papua. (WDY)