JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is targeting 255,300 thousand Chinese tourists to come to Indonesia this year.
"The 250,000 target is a lower limit target. We hope that at the end of 2023, this figure can increase," Sandi said as quoted from kemenparekraf.go.id, Thursday, January 26, 2023.
Sandiaga said that his party is optimistic that the return of Chinese tourists can support the target of 3.5 million - 7.4 million foreign tourist visits in 2023.
Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), in 2019, precisely before the COVID-19 pandemic, China became the second largest contributor of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia.
Recorded, tourists from China visited Indonesia 2,072,079 times during the full year, or 12.8 percent of the total 16,106,954 visits.
Chinese tourist visits in 2019 were also not much different from 2018 which amounted to 2,139,161 visits.
"We set the red carpet and welcome the arrival of Chinese tourists to accelerate economic recovery in Indonesia. We also continue to apply the health protocols provided by the COVID-19 Task Force and the Ministry of Health in the arrival of Chinese tourists," Sandiaga said.
Sandiaga added, as many as 210 tourists from China landed at Bali's I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
They arrived on Sunday, January 22 after traveling nearly 5 hours from Bao'an International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. (***)
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