2014-10-01: Tourist numbers in Indonesia rise 7.24% in August

Tourist numbers in Indonesia rise 7.24% in August

The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia in August this year reached 826,821 people, rising by 7.24 percent from 771,009 people in the same month in 2013, Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data revealed on Wednesday.

The figure also represents a 6.38 percent rise from the 777,210 visitors recorded in July 2014.

“Lombok International Airport recorded the biggest increase in numbers of foreign visitors in August. The number jumped by 123.63 percent compared with the same month last year,” BPS head Suryamin said.

Meanwhile, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, the country’s main tourist gateway, saw an 8.92 percent rise in tourist arrivals to 336,628 people in August 2014.

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