Foreign Tourist Arrivals Rise in 2007
JAKARTA ~ The number of tourists visiting Indonesia jumped 14 percent in the first 11 months of 2007 compared to the same period a year ago, new Central Bureau of Statistics data show.
The 4.11 million arrivals were boosted by a resurgence of tourism in Bali, which saw a 32.3-percent increase to 1.59 million visitors in the January to November period.
Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport recorded the second-highest number of tourists at 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 the 4.87 million foreign tourists that visited Indonesia in 2006 spent a total of US$4.45 billion.Filed under: Headlines