Foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia exceed target, rise to 10.41 million in 2015

Published on : Monday, February 1, 2016

Foreign tourist arrival to IranExceeding the 10-million target, the foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia rose to 10.41 million in 2015, the statistic bureau said in Jakarta on Monday.

 
In Bali, the center of country’s tourism industry, foreign tourist arrivals rose by 6.65 percent from a year earlier to 363,800 in December, said Suryamin, head of the national statistic bureau.

 
The Indonesian government estimates 12 million foreign holidaymakers will visit the country this year, according to Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.

 
Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Fishery Rizal Ramli said Indonesia expects 20 million foreign holidaymakers to come to the country by 2020.

 
The government plans to add the inclusion of countries having free visa facilities to 84 from 45, as a favorable policy to lure more foreigners, he said.

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