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Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Indonesia observes the rapid increase in the arrival of the foreign tourists in the months of January to April. Indonesia earned its revenue from the tourism and in this year the Tourism Department receives the revenue compared to its neighboring countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Currently, the tourism sector of Indonesia is accounted for approximately 4 percent of the total economy of the nation. By the year 2019, the Indonesian government sees the doubling of the revenue. In order to achieve this target, the Tourism Department of Indonesia is focusing on improving the nation’s infrastructure along with the promotion of the nation to the foreign countries. This year, Indonesia saw the surge in tourism than its neighbouring nations.
This year Indonesia welcomed 4.2 millions of foreign tourists in the four months period, which is a notified increase than the previous year. The tourist accrual mostly becomes in the month of April and this year shows 1.14 million visits, a 26.75 percent increase from 901,090 foreign tourists in April 2016.
While, the neighbouring nations like Singapore welcomed 5.79 millions of foreign tourists in the first four months of 2017, which is an increase by 4.4% from the last year. Out of these 1.1 millions are the Chinese tourists and 968,000 are Indonesian tourists. The hotel rates in Singapore have been decreased. Malaysia saw the dropping in the tourism sector by 0.5 percent. Thailand also witnessed the declination of the foreign tourists and it is recorded about 12.02 million tourists in the first quarter of 2017.
The Thai Ministry also has the recorded decline in the tourist arrivals from the several nations with the dropping of the Chinese visitors at 7.5 percent. The arrival of tourists from Russia and India has accelerated in this year.
Malaysia also saw the tourist crash from United States also. It is recorded that the number of the arrivals fell by 12.9 percent to 52,237 visitors.