• Weak End to a Very Strong Start

    (12/10/2017)

    While the Indonesian Government has targeted 15 million foreign tourist visitors for 2017, the total number of visitors counted through the end of October stood at only 11.6 million.

    As reported by JawaPos.com, performance to date left Indonesia with only two months to secure the needed 3.4 million foreign tourists to achieve targeted arrival totals.

    Meanwhile, arrivals in Bali made problematic by the increased volcanic activity of Mount Agung that is blamed for arrivals nation-wide in October declining 4.54% when compared to just one month before. In November, the problems visited upon Indonesian tourism by Mount Agung worsened as volcanic dust from the Bali volcano caused a two-day closure of the Island’s Airport and numerous flight cancellations.

    The head of the National Statistics Bureau (BPS), Suhariyanto, said he hoped the disasters happening at Mount Agung would not last through the end of December, saying he feared the 15 million foreign tourist total would not be realized.

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