JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS) revealed the number of foreign tourist visits between January and October 2022 reached 3.92 million, an increase of 215.16 percent compared to the same period in 2021.
BPS deputy for distribution and services statistics, Setianto said, BPS also recorded, foreign tourists who visited Indonesia in October this year reached 678,500.
This reflected an increase of 364.31 percent compared to October 2021 with 146,100.
On a monthly basis, foreign tourist visits were recorded to have increased by 4.57 percent compared to September 2022 at 648,900.
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“The number of foreign tourist visits has continued to increase since January 2022,” he said in an online press conference on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
In October, 564,710 foreign tourists entered the country via the main entrance, and 113,820 others via the border entrance.
The visits through the main door using air transportation were recorded at 446,700. This figure showed an increase of 2,741.26 percent compared to October 2021.
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Based on nationality, the highest number of foreign tourists entering Indonesia came from Malaysia at up to 106,100 visits.
From January to October 2022, Indonesia welcomed 776,000 Malaysian tourists or 19.8 percent of the total foreign tourist arrivals in 2022.
After Malaysia, Australian tourists rank second most with total visits reaching 93,000 tourists, followed by Singapore with 84,500 tourists, Timor Leste with 66,100 tourists, India with 37,000 tourists, the UK with 23,100 tourists, and the US with 21,600 tourists.
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