26 February 2020 (closed)
USD/IDR (14,234) +216.00 +1.54%
EUR/IDR (15,641) +350.19 +2.29%
Jakarta Composite Index (5,688.92) -98.22 -1.70%
The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia increased 9.56 percent to 4.55 million in the first half of 2014 from 4.15 million foreign visitor arrivals in the same period last year. This result is considerably better than the government’s target of achieving an 8 percentage point growth in the first half of 2014. The Ministry for Tourism and Creative Economy is optimistic that this year’s target of welcoming 9.5 million foreign visitors in Indonesia will be realized. Last year, Indonesia was visited by 8.8 million foreign tourists.
Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said that Indonesia’s tourism sector has bright prospects. In the G-20 group of largest economies, Indonesia constitutes the country that shows the highest growth pace in foreign tourist arrivals amid an improvement in the global tourism industry in 2014. This year global tourists are estimated to grow between 4.0 and 4.5 percent.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Indonesia may record a 14.2 percentage point growth in foreign visitor arrivals and a 6.3 percentage point growth in domestic tourists in 2014.
The number of foreign tourists that visited Bali in the first six months of this year (January-June 2014) rose 15.75 percent to 1.72 million from the same period last year. Most of these 1.72 million tourists were from Australia (25.8 percent), followed by China (15.3 percent), Malaysia (6.3 percent) and Japan (5.4 percent). The local government of Bali targets to welcome a total of three million foreign tourists on the island in 2014. Traditionally, Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia as the island offers beautiful scenery (rice fields, mountains and beaches), culture (related to Balinese Hinduism) and lively nightlife.
Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Indonesia - 2013-2014:
|Month|| Tourist Arrivals
| Tourist Arrivals
Foreign Tourists Arrivals in Indonesia - 2007-2014:
¹ indicates government target
Source: Statistics Indonesia (BPS)