Antara News are quoting Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister, Sandiaga Uno, who stated that 3.92-million foreign tourist visits to Indonesia were recorded in October 2022.
This figure exceeds the target of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia this year that ranges from 1.8-million to 3.6-million people, say Antara News.
“We have exceeded the target of 3.6-million visits. If we continue to increase this momentum, we will be able to achieve more than five million foreign tourist visits,” Sandiaga noted in an official statement received by Antara News on Wednesday.
According to Uno, this achievement demonstrated that foreign tourists’ trust in Indonesian tourism had increased.
He also stated that currently, Australia was no longer ranked first as a country with the most visits to Indonesia.
“Previously, Australia sat at number one, but now, it has been replaced by Malaysia, followed by Australia, Singapore in the third place, Timor Leste, and India,” he stated.
In addition, the hotel room occupancy rate also managed to reach above 50-percent.
The minister is optimistic of utilizing this momentum optimally. He also aims to achieve the target of 3.6-million to 7.2-million foreign tourist visits in 2023.
“We are sure that even with the recession threat, we will be able to achieve the target,” he stated.
In addition, Uno reminded all tourism industry and creative economy players to change their outlook and become more vigilant in welcoming the Christmas and New Year holidays on account of the extreme and disaster-prone weather.
“I just received a directive from President Joko Widodo regarding an increase in weather anomalies, rainfall, a possibility of landslides, and earthquakes as well. We must be vigilant and prioritize Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environment Sustainability (CHSE),” he remarked.
Source: Antara News