ARRIVALS PREDICTED TO DOUBLE BY 2019
Indonesian Arrivals Increased 7.19% in 2014 at 9.44 Million
National tourist arrival in 2014 for Indonesia hit 9.44 million – an increase of 7.19% compared to the 8.32 million foreign arrivals in Indonesia in 2013.
The Indonesian Tourism Ministry is targeting to achieve 20 million tourists by 2020.
The head of the National Statistic Bureau (BPS), Suryamin, said the largest percentage increase in foreign tourist arrivals took place via Lombok’s International Airport that saw arrivals increase 73.06%.
Meanwhile, in Bali 14.92% more foreigners arrived via Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in 2014, followed by Padang in West Sumatra up 13.73%.
Foreign arrivals at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport increased only 0.26% in 2014.
In December 2014, the total number of foreign tourist arrivals nation-wide totaled 915,300 – a 6.35% increased when compared to arrivals in December 2013 when 860,700 foreign visitors came to Indonesia. One month earlier, in November 2014 month-on-month arrivals increased 19.74%.
Month-on-month December arrivals in Bali increased 16.75% in 2014 when compared to December 2013.
As reported by Bali Post, the average occupancy at starred hotels across the nation was 50.13%, down 5.6 points when compared to 2013 when the average occupancy was 55.73%.
According to BPS, the average length-of-stay at starred hotels nation-wide in 2014 was 1.91 days, a figure that remains unchanged when compared to 2013.