Lower tourist visits in June due to Ramadhan: BPS

The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia reached 857,700 in June, down by 6.29 percent from the previous month and by 1.69 percent from the same period last year, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) revealed on Monday. BPS head Suryamin said the decline in foreign visitors to Indonesia was due to the Ramadhan fasting month from June 6 to July 6, which caused a slowdown in tourism activities.

“It was almost a full month of Ramadhan in June. Ramadhan has always occurred in the middle of the month. A full fasting month in June caused tourists to stop their visits,” he said. Of Indonesia s 19 main entry points, 805,650 tourists visited through regular entry points and 21,496 through special entry points.

Meanwhile, 52,000 tourists came in via other entry points.

“We will expand the main entrances. We have border crossings with 10 countries, which have the potential for tourism and trade activities.”

Tourists entering through Kuala Namu International Airport in North Sumatra decreased by 17.64 percent in June compared to the previous month (mtm), and 17.66 percent year-on-year (yoy) due to Mount Sinabung eruptions. Tourists visits via Batam also fell by 8.43 percent compared to May’s visits.

Meanwhile, tourists entering through Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and Husein Sastranegara in Bandung fell by 19.51 percent mtm and 47.82 percent mtm, respectively.

Bali remains the most popular destination with the number of tourists arriving at Ngurah Rai Airport increasing by 2.85 percent mtm in June. (ebf)

The Jakarta Post1

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