Sandiaga Uno said that this achievement showed that foreign tourists' trust in Indonesian tourism was getting better. This figure exceeds the target of foreign tourists visiting this year, which is 1.8 million to 3.6 million.
"This means that we have passed the target of 3.6 million upper limits. And if we continue to increase this momentum, we will be able to penetrate more than 5 million foreign tourist visits," said Sandiaga in a press release on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
Sandiaga also revealed that Australia is no longer ranked first as the country with the most foreign tourists visiting.
"Here there is a change, previously Australia was number 1, now Malaysia is in the first place. Then at number two, Australia is new, Singapore is number 3, Timor Leste is in the top five and India is in fifth place," said Sandiaga.
In addition, the occupancy rate or room occupancy rate also managed to reach above 50 percent.
Sandiaga is also optimistic that if this momentum can be appropriately maximized, then not only will foreign tourist visits be able to exceed the target in 2022, but the target of foreign tourist visits between 3.6 million - 7.2 million in 2023 can also be achieved.
"We are sure that even if there is a threat of a recession, we will be able to deal with it," said Sandiaga.
Sandiaga also advised all tourism industry and creative economy players to increase their attitude of caution and vigilance in welcoming the momentum of the 2022/2023 Christmas and New Year holidays. Given the extreme and disaster-prone weather.
"I just received a directive from the President, because there is an increase in weather anomalies, rainfall, there is the possibility of landslides, earthquakes, so we must be vigilant, we must be careful and we must prioritize CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environment Sustainability)," Sandiaga added.
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