Tourism Minister I Gede Pitana - forecasting 25% Indonesia tourism growth

Speaking at the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), Tourism Ministry Deputy for International Tourism Development, I Gede Pitana, is optimistic that the 12 million foreign tourists target 2016 will be achieved with 3 million more (15 million) in 2017.

Date: October 2, 2016
Source: Bali News

Indonesia Tourism Minister targets 25% Indonesia tourism growth and 15 million foreign Indonesia tourists in 2017


The Deputy for International Tourism Development of the Tourism Ministry, I Gde Pitana, says he is optimistic that the 12 million foreign tourists targeted for 2016 will be achieved and a further 3 million tourists will come in 2017.

Pitana speaking at the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) on Tuesday, September 27, 2106, said: “The performance of arriving foreign tourists to Indonesia achieved 6.23 million by the end of July. This total, represents 53% or half of the target of 12 million foreign tourist arrivals for this year. We are certain that by year’s end the target will be achieved. We wish to increase a further 3 million tourists so that in 2017 we will welcome 15 million tourists.”

Pitana said that in order to achieve the targeted goals for foreign tourist arrivals the government has a number of strategies in place, including an international branding campaign for Indonesian tourism.

The Ministry is also supporting a number of festivals across the country and conducting familiarization trips for journalist and blogger visits to increase editorial coverage of Indonesia.

The Ministry is also organizing participation at major travel shows abroad to promote national tourism. The Ministry has already confirmed their participation at a number of major travel shows including: JATA (Jepang), SATTE (India), ITB Berlin (Germany) and ATM Dubai (UAW).[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]