Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tourist arrivals in West Kalimantan up 2.82 pct in June

A total of 2,629 foreign tourists visited West Kalimantan province in June, an increase of 2.82 percent from 2,557 a month earlier.

The tourists came to West Kalimantan via Entikong and Supadio gateways, Head of the West Kalimantan Provincial Statistics Office Iskandar Zulkarnaen said here on Saturday.

He said 76.99 percent of the foreign tourists visited West Kalimantan via Entikong border crossing and 23.01 percent via Supadio airport.

However, compared to May 2011 the number of foreign tourists visiting the province via Entikong in June declined 4.48 percent to 2024, he said.

Meanwhile, the number of foreign tourists who came to the province via Supadio airport increased significantly by 38.13 percent to 605 in June 2011 from 438 in May 2011, he said.

He said most of the foreign tourists came from Malaysia with 1,985 or 75.50 percent of the overall tourist arrivals in June, followed by Brunei Darussalam 251 or percent, Singapore 137 or 5.21 percent, China 79 or 3 percent, Australia 25 or 0.95 percent and other countries 152 or 5.78 percent.

Despite the increase in the number of tourist arrivals, the room occupancy rate of star-rated hotels fell 1.62 points in June to 46.52 percent compared to 48.14 percent in May, he said.

Meanwhile, the room occupancy rate of non-star hotels in June averaged 28.09 percent, down 5 points from 33.09 percent in May, he said.

"The average length of stay at star-rated hotels in West Kalimantan in June 2011 was about the same as May 2011, namely 1.95 days," he said

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