Indonesia meets 8 million tourist target for 2012


Indonesia meets target of 8 million tourists in 2012


Indonesia exceeded its foreign tourist target of 8 million visitors last year, recording a 5% increase from 2011.
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that 8.04 million foreign tourists visited to the archipelago in 2012, from 7.65 million in the previous year.
The figure was in line with the target set by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry.
The BPS also announced a 5.8%  increase in income from the tourism sector to $9.1 billion.
While Bali remains Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Balikpapan reported a steady increase in visitors in 2012.