North Sulawesi province is ready to held 2016 Pesona Sangihe Festival whicl will be held in incoming 5 to 10 September 2016. Pesona Sangihe festival will be filled with may attraction like culture parade, pick yacht rally, performance of Oli music and Solo dance, inland tour, development exhibition and various competition.
“This festival will shown how unity and integrity have been built in order to build maritime axis North Sulawesi. Sangine heritage culture which is priceless will be exposed in this event,” said Sangihe island Regent, Hironimus Rompas Makagansa at conference press for the launching of Pesona Sangihe Festival at Tuesday 19 July 2016.
Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya have ask the regional government of North Sulawesi to more concern in 2A tourism factor which is attraction and access. “Please the Governor and Regent concern in hygiene of attraction destinations. I am believe it can happen if Governor and Regent have starting to move. The access of flight is also supporting the target with the flight from Philippine and China into Manado,” said Arief.
Sangihe Island Regency can become one of terrace from north part of Indonesia. Sangihe island area is near with neighbor country like Philippine. From accessibility factor, Sangihe Island have a lot of advantage. There were proven in 2016, Sangihe have chosen as one of transit point for yachter from United States, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and England. They have start their trip from Davao, Philippine.
In 2015, Sangihe Island have visited by 3.880 foreign tourist and 29.360 domestic tourist. This year, the target have raised into 7.595 foreign tourist and 42.563 domestic tourist. Pesona Sangihe Festival is hoped can become one of trigger for accomplished the target because currently the target have reach about 60 percents for foreign tourist and 62 percents for domestic tourist.