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The Revenue Potential of Pekanbaru City Government from Tourism Turns out to Defeat Bukittinggi

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 (Pekanbaru is known as Islamic tourism and also a business center (photo / int)) (Pekanbaru is known as Islamic tourism and also a business center (photo / int))

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Saturday, August 24, 2019, the City Government's revenue (Pemko) from the tax in the tourism sector turned out to defeat Bukittinggi City, West Sumatra (West Sumatra). Even this was known by the Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya.

This was conveyed by the Head of Public Relations of the Pekanbaru City Secretariat, Mas Irba Sulaiman. "Tourism Minister Arief Yahya revealed that the revenue from the tourism sector in Pekanbaru City was actually higher than Bukittinggi City. He revealed that to the mayor (Pekanbaru) some time ago," Irba said.

Separately, the Head of Pekanbaru's Regional Revenue Agency (Bapenda) Zulhelmi Arifin said that the tax from the tourism sector consists of hotel tax, restaurant tax and entertainment tax. This is the highest tax for supplying authentic regional income to the Pekanbaru City Government to defeat Bukittinggi City.

"The hotel tax indicates that many people from outside the area are staying in Pekanbaru," said Zulhelmi Arifin.

From January to August 16, 2019, Pekanbaru City Government revenue from entertainment tax around Rp10 billion last year. Now, the income from entertainment tax is around Rp. 14 billion.

Restaurant tax around Rp. 60 billion last year. Now, restaurant tax revenue is around Rp76 billion.

Revenue from hotel taxes was Rp22 billion last year. At present, the hotel tax reaches IDR 25 billion.

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