In the month of February 2017, the country
of Indonesia drew a record number of tourists from China. The statistics mark a
21.31% of the total tourism arrivals of 957,583, as declared by the Central
Statistics Agency (BPS).
Suhariyanto, who is the chairman of BPS
told on Monday that the rise in Chinese tourism numbers were recorded at
194,365 was achieved following the opening of direct flights from as many as
eight cities in China to Sam Ratulangi International Airport that is based in
Manado in North Jakarta.
The chairman stated that the launching of
direct flights has resulted in a boost of the Chinese travellers to Indonesia
as compared to the same month last year.
And, the number of tourists from China
visiting Indonesia had risen by 19.9%. The other tourism contributors comprise
Australia (10.48%), Malaysia (9.76%) and Singapore (4.29%).
The government of Indonesia has been
expecting to embrace as much as 15 million tourists in this year and out of
this nearly 2.1 million tourists are likely to be sourced from China. Joko
Jokowi Wiododo, the President of Indonesia has signed an agreement with Xi
Jinping, the President of China with a unified aim to lure in about 10 million
tourists from China within the year 2019.