Activities of the tourism industry strongly influenced current transaction, although as a whole travel business posted surplus, the surplus it self contracted. In quarter II/2013 travel industry posted surplus of around USD 196 million, a downturn against quarter I/2013 which posted surplus of USD 600 million. Reduced surplus of the travel industry was on account of different in coming passengers and outgoing passengers from Indonesia.
Data of Bank Indonesia had it that in quarter I/2013 incoming passengers to Indonesia posted income of USD 1,297 billion whilst outgoing passengers posted income of USD 1,697 billion. In quarter II/2013 incoming passengers to Indonesia dropped to USD 2,007 billion while outgoing passengers posted income of USD 1.811 million. The number of domestic tourist travelling abroad in quarter II/2013 totaled 2.058 million pax, with average expenditure of USD 882 per visit. In quarter I/2013 the number of domestic tourists travelling abroad was 2.026 people with average expenditure of USD 837 per visit.
The number of foreign tourists coming to Indonesia in quarter II/2013 was 2.152 people with average expenditure per visit USD 931. In quarter I/2013 the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia was 2,038 million pax with average expenditure per visit USD 1,127. To increase surplus in travel business, the measures take would be to launch promotion campaign to drum up international travelers to Indonesia and make them stay longer and shop and more in Indonesia hence their total expenditure could increase.
Data of BPS obtain on Tuesday [24/12] unveiled that room ocupany [TPK] rate of star hotels in October 2013 in 23 provinces in Indonesia came to an average of 54.23% a downturn of 0.44 points against TPK in October 2012 at 54.67%. Compared to TPK in September 2013 which was posted at 54.11%, TPK in October 2013 also posted growth of 0.12%. In October 2013 highest TPK was posted in Central Sulawesi amounting to 73.90% followed by Yogyakarta 65.62% amd Province of North Sulawesi 64.33%. Meanwhile lowest TPK was in the Province of Bangka island at 40.36%.
Downturn of TPK in star hotels in October 2012 against October 2012 happened in some provinces, with highest downturn in the Bangka Belitung province 10.90 points, followed by the Province of Riau 8.14 points. Against September 2013, increased TPK in October 2013 was posted in North Sulawesi 5.56 points, Yogyakarta Province 4.30 points. Based on hotel specification, highest TPK in October 2013 in star hotels came to 60.39% while lowest TPK in 1 star hotel came to 44.85%.
The average length of stay of foreign and Indonesian tourists in star hotels through October 2013 in 23 provinces in Indonesia came to 1.91 days, posting downturn of 0.02 points compared to average length of stay in October 2012. Compared to length of stay in September 2013 downturn was posted at 0.01 points. Generally, the average length of stay of foreign tourists in October 2013 was higher than the average length of stay of visitors to Indonesia which was 2.71 days and 1,72 days respectively.
The breakdown by province, the average length of stay of foreign visitors in Indonesia was highest in the province of Bali 3.22 days, followed by West Nusa Tenggara 2.65 days and the province of Jambi 2,23 days. The lowest average length of stay was in the province of Central Sulawesi 1.41 days. As with foreign visitors the average length of stay in the Province of Southeast Sulawesi was 5.64 days, while the shortest average length of stay was in the province of Lampung 1.44 days. In case of Indonesian tourists the average length of stay was the Province of Bali 3.322 days and the shortest in Central Sulawesi 1.41 days.
Business News - December 30, 2013