Published on : Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Jakarta administration is aiming to re-establish the capital city’s reputation for safety to invigorate its tourism amid a downturn of foreign tourists visiting in the past few months. According to the Jakarta office of Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the number of foreign tourists visiting Jakarta in 2019 saw a slump since August and that continued till November. Data from December is not yet available.
In 2019, Jakarta welcomed the highest number of foreign visitors in July with a total of 268,258 and that number went down to 184,521 in November. Even though a downward trend from mid-year onward can also be seen in previous years, with maximum visitors witnessed in July or August, month-to-month comparisons from 2016 to 2019 show that foreign visits from August to November recorded an all-time low last year.