Indonesia Jan-Nov tourist arrivals up 14 percent yr-on-yr - Tourism Indonesia


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Indonesia Jan-Nov tourist arrivals up 14 percent yr-on-yr

The number of tourists who visited Indonesia in the first eleven months of 2007 was up 14 percent year-on-year at 4.11 million, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday.

The increase was led by a 32.3 percent rise to 1.59 million arrivals on the resort island of Bali during the January-November period.

Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport, the second largest entry point in the country, reported 1.05 million arrivals, little changed from 1.04 million in the same period in 2006.

In November alone, tourist arrivals through 15 entry points nationwide reached 398,983, up from 351,351 in October.

Data from the Tourism Ministry showed 4.87 million foreign tourists visited Indonesia in 2006, with total spending of 4.45 billion US dollars.

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