12.68 Million Foreign Tourists Arrive in Indonesia in 2017: BPS
Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Suhariyanto said that 10.88 millions of those tourists arrived at 19 main entry points and 1.80 million arrived in 19 other entry points.
The number of foreign tourist arrival to Indonesia in November 2017 reached 1.06 million tourists, rising by 5.86 percent compared to that in November 2016 at 1,00 million tourists. In the meantime, compared to that in October 2017, the number of foreign tourist arrival in November 2017 drops by 8.42 percent, Suhariyanto said at BPS office in Jakarta on Tuesday (2/1).
Out of those 1.06 million tourists arriving in Indonesia in November 2017, Suhariyanto said, the biggest ones come from from China (13.36 percent), Singapore (12.25 percent), Malaysia (11.30 percent), Australia (7.81 percent), and India (3.77 percent).
Regarding the drop in the number of foreign tourist arrival in November 2017 compared to that in October, Suhariyanto said that the drop was reported in eight main entry points with the biggest percentage reported at Ngurah Rai international airport in Bali (22.55 percent) and the lowest drop reported at Tanjung Pinang seaport in Riau Islands province (0.67 percent).
Regular increase of foreign tourist arrival is reported in several main entry points with the highest increase reported at Tanjung Priok seaport in Jakarta (32.28 percent) and the smallest increase reported at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Banten province (0.74 percent), Suhariyanto said. (Humas BPS/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)