Indonesia's Foreign Tourist Arrivals Up 20 Pct

September 1, 2016

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Indonesia’s foreign tourist arrivals in July were up 20 percent at 931,694.

The number of visitors for the first half of the year to end July was 5,641,098, up 9 percent from the same period last year.

Bali’s Denpasar airport was the most popular tourist arrival location with 482,201, Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta airport was second with 217,452 arrivals in July.

Indonesia’s hotel room occupancy rate in July was 53.77 percent, with Bali leading the table on 70.62 percent.

Indonesia wants to attract 20 million foreign visitors a year by 2019. As part of efforts to grow the sector, the government has allowed greater foreign ownership in tourism-related businesses.