Indonesia tourism sector shows its brighter side

Published on : Thursday, October 26, 2017

indexThe Indonesian tourism sector has witnessed significant progress. The credit goes to the hard work and efforts that the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) Administration has been employed in last three years.


The country has improved its infrastructure and different supporting amenities and perked up its connectivity and accessibility to different tourist destinations spread across the nation.


Various deregulation investment policies have been issued along with incentives to attract investors in the Indonesia tourism sector.


By 2019, the government of Indonesia has fixed an aim to receive 20 million foreign tourists and 15 million this year. In addition, 275 million domestic tourists are anticipated to travel by the year 2019.


Tourism sector is highlighted to become the largest contributor in terms of foreign exchange earnings, worth Rp280 trillion.


The Indonesian tourism competitiveness index is equally hoped to increase to the 30th position, with a workforce of 13 million.


As per the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), the number of visits by international visitors in the first four months of the year attained the figure of 4.20 million, an increase of 19.34 percent, from 3.52 million visits as recorded in the same period 2016.


From January to July this year, foreign tourist arrivals reached 7.81 million, up 23.53 percent from 6.32 million in the same period in 2016.



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