Read us | Listen to us | Watch us | Join Live Events | Turn Off Ads | Live |

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Zulu Zulu

Tourist arrivals to Indonesia rises 5.4 percent in January-July 2012

Total tourist arrivals to Indonesia in the first 7 months of 2012 reached 4.58 million, rising 5.4% over the 4.34 million visitors in the same period last year, said Sentot Widoyono, Director of the N

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Total tourist arrivals to Indonesia in the first 7 months of 2012 reached 4.58 million, rising 5.4% over the 4.34 million visitors in the same period last year, said Sentot Widoyono, Director of the National Statistics Board, on Monday, September 3.

All airports have shown an uptrend in incoming passengers, with Bandung’s Husein Sastranegara airport recording the highest increase at 28.79%, while international visitors through the main airports of Jakarta increased by 9.1%, to Bali up 5.83%, to Medan 12.13%, and through the seaports of Batam up 7.69%.

Top source markets are Singapore (12.89% share), Australia (12.88%), Malaysia (11.6%), China (8.8%), and Japan (5.9% share).

However, specifically in the month of July, there was a decline of 5.94% over July 2011. This is due to the holding of the Olympic Games in London, attracting tourists to Europe, and the beginning of the Ramadan fasting month, reducing travelers from Islamic countries, such as from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, said Widoyono.

Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, is convinced that the target of 8 million tourist arrivals for this year will be met, seeing that another peak holiday season at the end of the year should draw more visitors, besides the fact that Indonesia has a large number of new and attractive destinations to offer, among which are the Komodo Islands in East Nusatenggara and the Raja Ampat island chain in West Papua.

Meanwhile, Indonesia’s own domestic tourism has grown unabatedly. During the past Eid holidays, recreation parks around the country have reported an average 25% increase in visitors, said Minister Mari Pangestu. Among the most popular are the Ragunan Zoo and Taman Mini in Jakarta, the Ancol Dreamland, the Safari Parks in West Java, East Java and Bali, the Borobudur and Prambanan temples, and the ruins of the Ratuboko Palace in Central Java and Yogyakarta.

For more information, go to: .

Print Friendly, PDF & Email