According to reporting from Antara News, Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy announced on Monday (10/6/24,) that 1.07 million international tourists visited Indonesia in April 2024, reflecting an increase of 23.23 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Citing a report issued earlier by Statistics Indonesia (BPS), ministry expert staff, Nia Niscaya, said that the 1.07 million foreign tourist visits reflect an increase of 2.41 percent compared to March’s figures adding that the cumulative number of international tourist visits during the January to April period was 24.85 percent higher compared to the corresponding period in 2023, reports Antara News.

The top three countries of origin for tourists were Malaysia (15.9 percent), Australia (11.9 percent), and China (8.06 percent), she said.

Meanwhile, Soekarno Hatta Airport and Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport stood first and second as the busiest entry points for international tourists.

In terms of accommodation, Niscaya said that occupancy at rated hotels in April 2024 rose by 47.14 compared to April 2023 while that of unrated hotels increased by 26.21 percent.

She further said that the ministry will continue to implement strategies to draw a higher number of international tourists to Indonesia, including by collaborating with relevant stakeholders and promoting destinations using online and offline means, according to Antara News.

“In general, we are still making use of both online and offline methods to promote (tourism destinations),” she added.

 

Source: Antara News

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