Date: January 2, 2017
Indonesia Sets Ambitious Goal of 25 percent More Indonesia Tourists – 15 Million total foreign tourists for 2017.
Indonesia.travel – the official website of Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry quotes the Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya, setting a target of 15 million foreign tourists for the Nation in 2017 – an increase of 25% over a still-to-be-confirmed 12 million visitors for all of 2016.
National tourism arrivals through the end of October totaled 9.413 million – a number equivalent to year-on-year growth of 9.54%. While that rate of growth applied to total foreign tourist arrivals in 2015 of 10.4 million results in only 11.4 million tourists, Minister Yahya insists that the total number of foreign, visitors when the total forml count is made, will equal 12 million.
The Ministry claims that the tourism sector contributed 11% of the Nation’s GDP in 2016, creating 11.8 million jobs.
“These significant achievements have strengthened Indonesia’s resolve to aim even higher by raising our goals and targets for 2017 to 15 million international arrivals – or a growth rate of 25% – and on to 20 million arrivals in 2019”, said Minister Yahya.