During the first three months of 2014, the total number of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia reached 2.22 million, a 10.07 percent increase from the first quarter in 2013 (2.02 million visitors). Suryamin, Head of Statistics Indonesia, said on Friday (02/05) that - as usual - most foreign tourists (816,470) entered Indonesia through Ngurah Rai International Airport on Bali, Indonesia's most popular island in terms of tourism. Other popular points of entry in Q1-2014 were Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (located just outside Jakarta) and Batam.
The highest increase of foreign tourist arrivals (214.74 percent) was recorded in Lombok International Airport, followed by Adisucipto Airport in Yogyakarta (44.07 percent), and Makassar (26.09 percent).
Tourism in March 2014
Meanwhile, the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in March 2014 amounted to 765.607, rising 5.55 percent from the same month in 2013. Compared to February 2014, foreign tourist arrivals grew 8.96 percent. Of the total amount of foreign tourists that visited Indonesia in March 2014, 18.10 percent originated from Singapore, followed by Malaysia (14.99 percent), Australia (10.63 percent), China (10.21 percent), and Japan (4.94 percent).
Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy targets to welcome 9.5 million foreign tourists in 2014 (23.2 percent of this target has been achieved in the first quarter of 2014).
Foreign Tourist Arrivals in 2013-2014:
|Month|| Tourist Arrivals
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Foreign Tourists Arrivals 2007-2014:
¹ indicates government target
Source: Statistics Indonesia (BPS)