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Indonesia is a country with great tourist potential. It has beautiful and varied landscapes, rich cultures, and vibrant cities. Foreign appreciation for Indonesia's tourism sector can be concluded from the continued rising number of foreign tourists in recent years. Today, Statistics Indonesia published the official figures for 2012. According to the institution, Indonesia was visited by 8.04 million foreign tourists in 2012. Moreover, this result meant that the government target was met.
The 8.04 million foreign tourists in 2012 implies an increase of 5.16 percent compared to foreign tourist arrivals in the previous year (7.65 million). Most popular ports of entry were the airports of Bali and Jakarta. Around 60 percent of tourists entered Indonesia through these two gateways. Remarkably, the airport of Bandung (West Java) witnessed a significant growth of 27.3 percent of foreign arrivals.
Income from the tourism sector reached US $9.1 billion, an increase of 5.81 percent compared to 2011. On average, a tourist stays for 7.7 days in Indonesia and is estimated to spend US $147.22 per day.