Indonesia witnesses rise in foreign tourist arrivals in April

Published on : Wednesday, June 1, 2016

IndonesiaIndonesia witnessed a 14.45 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals in April from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday. Last month, the country recorded 8.96 percent in foreign tourist arrivals.

The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in April grew to 811,233 from 806,118 in March, according to a report on the bureau’s website.

Among them, the number of visitor from China coming into Indonesia in April grew 11.5 percent to 107,050 people on year, according to Suryamin, head of National Statistic Bureau.

Singapore ranks first as sources of foreign holidaymakers coming into Indonesia in April followed by Malaysia and China, he said.

The tourist upsurge is in with Indonesia‘s target to attract 20 million foreign tourists annually by 2019.

The Indonesian government is robustly campaigning to expand tourism in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The government has waived tourist visa requirements for foreign nationals from 169 nations as a bid to achieve the target.

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