Tanggal : 11/1/2016 10:44:24 PM
Sumber : TheJakartaPost
Penulis : Anton
Foreign tourist arrivals numbered about 1 million in
September, almost the same as the previous two months' figures, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said on
BPS head Suhariyanto said foreign tourist arrivals
from January to September reached 7.78 million, a 10.53 percent increase from
the same period last year.
The double-digit increase in foreign tourist arrivals
during the nine-month period was partly due to the government’s aggressive
tourism campaign overseas, he said.
The government boosted the Tourism Ministry’s budget
from Rp 300 billion (US$22.9 million) in 2015 to Rp 6.1 trillion in 2016,
partly to finance tourism campaigns abroad. Around 80 percent of the budget is
allocated for tourism promotion.
"We might see lower figures in October, November
due to seasonal factors. Hopefully it will not be less than 1 million, and in
December tourist numbers will increase again following the holiday
season," he said at a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Bali welcomed the most foreign tourists, with 3.59
million from January to September, a 22.66 percent increase compared to the
same period last year. Many of the visitors came from China, Singapore and