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The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) reported that the number of foreign tourist visits to Indonesia in December 2022 increased compared to the same period in 2021.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf), Sandiaga Uno, said that the number of foreign tourist visits reached 895,000 visits in December 2022, an increase of 447.08 percent compared to December 2021.
“Compared to the previous month, the number of foreign tourist visits in December 2022 also increased by 36.19 percent,” said Sandiaga in The Weekly Brief With Sandi Uno, quoted on Tuesday (7/2/2023).
In detail, the most foreign tourists came from Singapore, which amounted to 20.15 percent, followed by Malaysia at 17.98 percent, Australia at 11.42 percent, Timor Leste at 8.4 percent, and India at 5.61 percent.
On the other hand, the room occupancy rate for star-class hotels in Indonesia was recorded at 56.90 percent in December 2022, an increase of 5.33 points compared to the same period in 2021.
This, said Sandiaga, was followed by the length of stay of guests where the average stay of star-class hotel guests during December 2022 was recorded at 1.62 days. This figure increased by 0.01 points compared to December 2021 and decreased by 0.08 points when compared to the previous month.
He also continues to encourage tourism and creative economy actors to create innovative tour packages. This aims to attract foreign tourists to come to Indonesia.
In addition, the government plans to add direct flights and also introduce five super priority destinations (DSP) for foreign tourists. As previously reported, Sandiaga Uno set a fairly high target for the performance of the tourism sector and the creative economy in 2023.
Foreign tourists visiting in 2023 are expected to reach 7.4 million and domestic tourists to reach 1.2-1.4 billion movements.