The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in June 2020 decreased by 88.82 percent compared to 160.280 peoples compared to previous year, the statistic bureau reported today - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The number of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia in June 2020 decreased by 88.82 percent compared to 160.280 peoples compared to previous year, the statistic bureau reported today. In addition, when compared to May 2020, the number of foreign tourists visiting in also decreased by 2.06 percent.

According to the head of the agency, Suhariyanto in a virtual press conference on Monday, in the first semester (1H) of this year, the number of travelers visiting Indonesia reached 3.09 million visits, down 59.96 percent compared with the same period in 2019 which amounted to 7.72 million visits.

An average rate of the occupancy rate of 19.70 percent or down 32.57 points compared to June 2019 which was recorded at 52.27 percent and and compared to May 2020 rose by 5.25 points. The average length of stay of foreign and Indonesian guests was 1.69 days, a decrease of 0.08 points compared to June 2019.

As reported, to boost the tourism sector, Indonesia considered to open the country for travelers from China, South Korea, Japan and Australia. The country’ tourism sector faces potential losses of US$4 billion due to the drastic decline of foreign tourists to the country.

“We’re setting tourism corridor for four countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, and Australia,” said deputy at the coordinating ministry for maritime and investment affairs, Odo Manuhutu, in a video press conference on June 15.

Beside, foreign tourists, senior minister for maritime and investment affairs, Luhut B. Pandjaitan was stated, there are needs to recover and improve the tourism sector, especially the contributions of domestic tourists to 70 percent of the total tourists.

Earlier, Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association, Hariyadi B. Sukamdani said on March, tourism sector has losses at least $1.5 billion since January amid growing fears of the pandemic. Total estimated losses $1.1 billion occurred as a result of cancelations made by Chinese tourists and the remaining $400 million from other countries.

He noted, the fiscal stimulus has released by the government with total amount Rp10.3 trillion ($735.71 million) so far not give impact to these sector. To help the tourism sectors, since end of July has open for domestic travelers and in mid-September oper for foreign tourists.

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