June 2014 recorded the highest number of tourists ever who visited Indonesia in one month, reaching 851,500, which is a significant growth of 13.17% compared to the previous month of May, or up 7.84% compared to June last year, informed Suryamin, Head of Indonesia’s National Statistics Bureau.
While during the first semester of 2014, from January through June, the total accumulative number of foreign visitor arrivals through the different international entry ports came to 4.55 million, up 9.56% year on year. This compares to a total of 4,154,478 tourists visiting the Indonesian islands during the first semester of last year 2013.
Busiest airports were Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport, up 19.7% compared to June last year, or up 15.28% compared to the previous month of May. Whereas, Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta airport saw a hefty increase of 13.05% compared to May 2014. While the new Lombok airport saw foreign arrivals doubling, growing by 171.54%.
Indonesia’s top 5 markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China and Japan continued to show good growth, said Suryamin, with largest increase seen in the number of tourists from Singapore.