"North Sulawesi must apply the tourism in Spain to increase foreign visitors more than the number of its local people," Head of Regional Tourism Office (Disparda) of North Sulawesi Province Daniel A Mewengkang said here on Thursday.
He said that although the population of Spain is only 42 million, the total of tourist visits reached 62 million.
"Remarkably, there is no localization in Spain," he stated.
The official urges the workers, especially women to deny the bad connotations of tourism of North Sulawesi as well known as 4B and 5B and so on in North Sulawesi.
"North Sulawesi is a land of God and the local women are smart. Hopefully, there is no scorn anymore," he state.
Mewengkang also emphasized that tourism is synonymous with sex exploitation, as well as Thailand which then its tourism developed rapidly. However, North Sulawesi will not imitate it.
"North Sulawesi does not adopt Thai tourism," he added.
Tourism stakeholders must stop to call Manado as 5B or GB which usually known as negative connotation. *** 1 ***
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