CIREBON – The existence of Transa Java toll road, which began penetrating up Brebes, Central Java, considered to threaten the business of hospitality and tourism in the region of Cirebon, West Java.
It is feared, where the toll will only be made Cirebon city crossings only.
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Chairman of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHRA) Cirebon, Imam Reza Essential revealed concerns over toll operations is visible from the room occupancy rates before Eid and were quite low, not even reaching 50 percent.
According to him, these conditions decreased compared to last year’s general occupancy rate has been seen since before the Eid. Even so, the operation of the toll lane also helps users northern coastal road to reach destinations faster.
One of them because of the toll the integrated until Brebes East, so the travelers just passing Cirebon. If last year the exit of travelers Toll palimanan Cipali of so many who stop in Cirebon, he said, as quoted by news Cirebon.
He said, at the moment of homecoming this year, travelers chose to rest after coming out of Toll Brebes. Thus, the occupancy hotels in the neighborhood Tegal also increased significantly.
Admitted, the more worrying if Brebes-Semarang toll road completed and operational. Therefore, with the construction of the toll lanes travelers will just pass Cirebon and choose to visit other cities.
Moreover, according to him, the condition is exacerbated by the lack of local services and facilities. He acknowledged, more travelers are complaining, especially road infrastructure in the city of Cirebon.
Many hotel guests were complaining about the cleanliness and the governance of the city. Now Cirebon has become a tourist destination, if not addressed, the tourists are not visiting Cirebon, he said.
Concerns Toll Brebes operation is also felt by the Head Office of Bank Indonesia Cirebon Regional Representative, M. Ikram Abdul Madjid. According to him, the tangible, the hotel occupancy rate is only crowded on the H-1 to H + 3 widths.
He also claimed to fear if the toll Brebes already connect to Semarang and even the islands of Java, will further lower the interest of tourists visiting Cirebon.
Only when the Eid holiday and backflow full hotel occupancy rate. It should be anticipated for fear of declining tourist arrivals, he said.