Tourism Industry Stronger in Jokowi Era: Minister

Eko Nordiansyah    •    17 Oktober 2017 17:42 WIB
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Tourism Industry Stronger in Jokowi Era: Minister
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya (Photo: Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Tourism Minister Arief Yahya noted that national tourism industry improved significantly in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's era.

The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia stood at 10 million in 2015. The figure increased to 12 million in  2016.

The revenue from tourism sector in Indonesia stood at $12.336 billion in 2015. The figure increased to $12.441 billion in 2016.

"We always promote established tourist regions. We also develop new tourist destinations," said the former Telkom Indonesia CEO in Central Jakarta on Tuesday afternoon.

According to him, some of the established tourist regions are Bali, Jakarta, Riau Islands, Bandung, Joglosemar. Meanwhile, some of the potential tourist destinations are Tanjung Kelayang, Tanjung Lesung, Mandalika, Morotai and Bromo-Tengger-Semeru.

Indonesia was ranked 50th in the 2015 Tourism Competitiveness Index. The country was ranked 42nd two year later


(WAH)