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Tourist arrivals recorded at 9.25 million up to August

The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced on Monday that foreign tourist arrivals had reached 9.25 million up to August this year or a 25.68 percent increase year on year, compared to the previous corresponding period.

The figure for tourist arrivals up to July, amounted to 7.81 million.

“I hope there will be a further hike [in foreign tourist arrivals] in the coming months,” BPS head Suhariyanto said on Monday.

Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, West Java, recorded a notable increase of 21.57 percent year-on-year up to August, compared to the same period last year or a 32.38 percent increase month-on-month.

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Another significant increase of tourist arrivals occurred at Entikong checkpoint between Indonesia and Malaysia in West Kalimantan and at Kualanamu International Airport in North Sumatra.

Tourists from China still dominated the figure, while Singapore and Malaysia trailed behind.

The government aims to welcome 15 million foreign tourists by the end of the year. (bbn)

Source: Jakarta Post