Indonesian visitor numbers rising for January 2008
(Balitrips.net) / 05 Mar 2008
The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia rose 13.24 per cent to 437,617 in January from 386,453 in the same month last year, but fell from 518,696 in December.
A government official described the performance in January as encouraging despite the decline compared with December as normally the number of visitors is higher in December, which is a peak season.
However, the association of travel operators Asita said the increase is not up to expectation and not significant to boost the tourism industry. There is no multiplier effect. The government is more concerned with the target in number but what we see is the spending per day by the visitors, Asita deputy chairman Rudiana said.