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Tourist arrivals to Indonesia in November 2013 reached approximately 807,400 travelers, up 12.16 percent compared with the number of foreign tourists in October as many as 719 900 people. This figure is a new record number of foreign tourists to Indonesia.

Cumulatively, the number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in January to November 2013 reached 7.94 million, an increase of 9.12 percent compared to the same period in 2012. Head of the Central Statistics Agency Suryamin explained, the entrance of foreign tourists also began to spread out, not concentrated at Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali and Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Banten.

Currently, Husein Sastranegara Airport, Bandung, into a new airport for foreign tourists to Indonesia. And Kualanamu Polonia Airport in North Sumatra is a new entrance after entrance Batam also be an alternative to Ngurah Rai and Soekarno-Hatta.

Most foreign tourists still visit to Bali via Ngurah Rai airport travelers as much as 297,000 in November 2013, up 24 percent compared with the same period in 2012. When compared with October 2013, visit to Bali up 11 percent.

Malaysia topped the list of origin countries of foreign tourists, the tourist 151 394 or 18.75 percent of the total foreign tourist arrivals in November 2013. In the last four, the next sequence is Singapore with 16.81 per cent, 11.38 per cent of Australia, China 8.49 percent, and Japan 5.5 percent.

Foreign tourist visits are not just numbers. From that visit, Indonesia not only earn foreign exchange, but also at the community level impact of large economic multipliers. They stay in hotels and shopping crafts produced by small and medium enterprises.

The trend of increasing number of foreign tourist has been read by a number of airlines to improve service by increasing frequency or opening new routes. Public Relations Manager of Garuda Indonesia Ikhsan Rosan explained, it opens a new route service in some areas potentially growing economy.

Last changed: Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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