Tourist numbers to Indonesia increase 6.4%

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baliThe number of foreign tourist to Indonesia, who were mainly visiting Jakarta, Bali and Batam, has increased by 6.4 per cent from January to July 2013, reaching a total of 4.8 million, according to latest statistics released by Indonesia’s Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy.

The increase is still above the world average of 5 per cent as noted by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation. In the same period in 2012, Indonesia received 4.57 million foreign visitors.

Foreign arrivals to Jakarta grew by 7.2 per cent, to Bali by 8.1 per cent and to Batam 3.8 per cent. Major source countries were Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia and the US.

The ministry said it was confident that with a number of important events occurring in Indonesia in the coming months including the forthcoming APEC Summit, Indonesia will reach this year’s target of between 8.3 and 8.9 million foreign tourist arrivals.

In 2012, Indonesia ranked third in the number of tourism arrivals behind Malaysia, Thailand and  Singapore.

According to a recent study by credit card company Visa, overseas travelers favoured Indonesia for its affordability, with 48 per cent of respondents in a survey saying Indonesia offered “good value for money” and 41 per cent saying that trips to the country “fit my budget”. The weather, preferred by 36 per cent of respondents, was deemed a bonus by budget holiday hunters as it ranked third in the study’s top reasons to visit Indonesia.

The study said that tourists spent an average of $1,634 per visit to Indonesia, which is only half of the global tourist average of $2,930. Out of the total budget, overseas tourists spend 30 per cent of their money on shopping and 25 per cent on dining. The rest of their money is spent on leisure activities (11 per cent), local transportation (7 per cent) and domestic flights (4 per cent).

 

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The number of foreign tourist to Indonesia, who were mainly visiting Jakarta, Bali and Batam, has increased by 6.4 per cent from January to July 2013, reaching a total of 4.8 million, according to latest statistics released by Indonesia’s Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy.

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baliThe number of foreign tourist to Indonesia, who were mainly visiting Jakarta, Bali and Batam, has increased by 6.4 per cent from January to July 2013, reaching a total of 4.8 million, according to latest statistics released by Indonesia’s Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy.

The increase is still above the world average of 5 per cent as noted by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation. In the same period in 2012, Indonesia received 4.57 million foreign visitors.

Foreign arrivals to Jakarta grew by 7.2 per cent, to Bali by 8.1 per cent and to Batam 3.8 per cent. Major source countries were Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia and the US.

The ministry said it was confident that with a number of important events occurring in Indonesia in the coming months including the forthcoming APEC Summit, Indonesia will reach this year’s target of between 8.3 and 8.9 million foreign tourist arrivals.

In 2012, Indonesia ranked third in the number of tourism arrivals behind Malaysia, Thailand and  Singapore.

According to a recent study by credit card company Visa, overseas travelers favoured Indonesia for its affordability, with 48 per cent of respondents in a survey saying Indonesia offered “good value for money” and 41 per cent saying that trips to the country “fit my budget”. The weather, preferred by 36 per cent of respondents, was deemed a bonus by budget holiday hunters as it ranked third in the study’s top reasons to visit Indonesia.

The study said that tourists spent an average of $1,634 per visit to Indonesia, which is only half of the global tourist average of $2,930. Out of the total budget, overseas tourists spend 30 per cent of their money on shopping and 25 per cent on dining. The rest of their money is spent on leisure activities (11 per cent), local transportation (7 per cent) and domestic flights (4 per cent).

 

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