The National Bureau of Statistics (BPS) announced that number of foreign tourist visits to Indonesia in October 2012 reaches 688.3 thousand people or increases 4.93% if compared to October 2011 at 656.0 thousand people. If compared to September 2012, the number Slightly increases by 0.70%.
Number of foreign tourists arriving through 19 main gates in October 2012 also increases 4.95% if compared to October 2011, or from 618,706 to 649,327. If compared to September 2012, number of foreign tourists arriving through 19 gates increases 1.08%. While, number of foreign tourists arriving through Ngurah Rai airport, Bali in October 2012 increases 3.39% if compared to number of arrivals in the same month of 2011, or from 244,421 to 252,716 visitors. Compared to September 2012, number of tourists arriving through Ngurah Rai airport decreases 1.17%.
Cumulatively, in January? October 2012, number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia reaches 6,583,629 people or increases 5.00% from the same period of 2011. Increase in the number of foreign tourists occurs in a major part of main gates, with the highest increase recorded at Husain Sastranegara airport, Bandung at 23.91%, followed by Adisucipto airport, Yogyakarta at 15.17%, and Sepinggan airport, Balikpapan at 8.93%. While, 4 gates experiencing decline in the number of foreign tourist visits are Lombok International Airport. Mataram, by 14,17%, Sam Ratulangi airport 5.32%, Sultan Syarif Kasim II airport, Pekanbaru by 4.11%, and Makassar gate by 1.17%.
Increase in number of foreign tourist visits in October 2012 if compared to October 2001 occurs in a major part of main gates. The highest increase occurs in Adi Sucipto airport, Yogyakarta by 81.59%, followed by Selaparang/BIL, Mataram by 38.18%, and Sultan Syerif Kasirn II airport, Pekanbaru by 24,31%. On the other hand, decline in the number of foreign tourist visits occurs in 6 gates with the highest decline recorded by Adisurmarmo airport, Surakarta at 43.28%, and the lowest is recorded by Polonie airport, Medan at 0.70%.
Compared to September 2012, number of foreign tourists arriving in Indonesia in October 2012 increases 0.70%. Increase occurs in some gates with the highest increase occurring at Selaparang airport/BIL, Mataram at 117.07%, followed by Sepinggan airport, Balikpapan at 42.78%. While, the lowest increase occurs in Soekarno Hatta airport, Jakarta at 1.47%.
Out of 668,341 foreign tourists arriving in Indonesia in October 2012, 15.49% are from Singapore, 12.94% from Malaysia, 12.70% from Australia, 10.32% from China, and 5.90% from Japan.
Business News - December 7, 2012