Starting in October 2016, the price of admission ticket for visitors to Tanah Lot tourist attraction will be increased by 100 percent. The increase applies to local and foreign visitors. This was revealed at the evaluation meeting of the Tanah Lot management board, Monday (Aug. 1). The meeting was attended by the Regent of Tabanan,
Starting in October 2016, the price of admission ticket for visitors to Tanah Lot tourist attraction will be increased by 100 percent. The increase applies to local and foreign visitors. This was revealed at the evaluation meeting of the Tanah Lot management board, Monday (Aug. 1). The meeting was attended by the Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti.
For foreign visitor, the price increases from IDR 30,000 to IDR 60,000 (adult), while the ticket price for child increases from IDR 15,000 to IDR 30,000. In the meantime, the ticket price of local and domestic visitor increases from IDR 10,000 to 20,000 (adult) and from IDR 7,500 to IDR 15,000 (child). “Tanah Lot management must make a plan and working program based on the results of evaluation of the programs having been run before,” said Regent Eka.
Considering that Tanah Lot is a heritage owned by Tabanan district that must be grateful, it should have good access to get to the attraction. All the incomplete programs should be continued in order to get optimal results. “Tanah Lot tourist attraction continues to improve services for visitors. Though it has been nice, it still needs improvement considering that Tanah Lot object is a world tourist destination playing very important role in terms of the contribution to the regionally generated revenue of Tabanan,” he said.
Operations Managers of Tanah Lot tourist attraction, I Ketut Toya Adnyana, said that the gross revenue earned during 2016 reached IDR 33.81 billion more. In the meantime, the net income reached IDR 22.79 billion more. When compared to the data in 2015, the amount of the gross revenue increased by around IDR 29.82 billion, while the net income reached IDR 19.93 billion more.
The increase of tourist visit to Tanah Lot in 2015, added Toya Adnyana, amounted to 1,539,085 people, while in 2016 amounted to 1,692,481 people. The number of tourist visit has not yet reached the target because Tanah Lot set the visit at 2,558,210 people. “A number of programs having not been able to be implemented include the kiosk arrangement, main parking lot refurbishment, road repair at the object area, the arrangement ticket booth and ticket checking arrangement,” he said.
The meeting was attended by Regional Secretary of Tabanan I (Nyoman Wirna Ariwangsa), Assistant I (I Wayan Yatnanadi), Assistant II (I Wayan Miarsana), Assistant III (I Made Sukada) and some agency heads in the circle of the government of Tabanan. In the meantime, representatives of the Tanah Lot tourist attraction management consisted of the Assistant Manager I Wayan Sudiana; management consultant Dewa Nyoman Wiratmaja; customary leaders of Beraban; as well as supporting devotees of some temples in the area of Tanah Lot. (BTN/015)