Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Making Indonesia Competitive in Tourism
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Making Indonesia Competitive in Tourism

Indonesia Becoming More Competitive in Tourism, But Still Lags in Comparison to Near Neighbors

Bali News: Indonesia, tourism competitiveness, World Economic Forum Ranking, Indonesia's Tourism Economy, foreign exchange, total tourism employment, Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Tourism
Click Image to Enlarge


The 2013 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has placed Indonesia in 70th place among all nations in terms of tourism competitiveness.

This ranking has seen Indonesian advance four places from its ranking in 2012.

Indonesian Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, revealed the latest WEF rankings during a recent televised talk show. The Minister lamented that while Indonesia had managed to improve its position by four places to #70, the Republic still compared poorly to its near neighbors of Singapore (#10), Malaysia (#34) and Thailand (#43).

"Indonesia excels in the areas of natural resources (ranked #6) and value-for-money (ranked #9)," said Pangestu.

The Minister was pleased that Indonesian arrivals improved 9.42% in 2013 with a total of 8.8 million foreign visitors. This total number of Indonesian tourists is credited with generating US$10.5 billion in foreign exchange earnings, an improvement of 10.32% over 2012.

Domestically the Minister counts 248 million domestic trips undertaken in 2013 spending Rp. 154.7 trillion, a total almost twice the value of foreign tourists.

Tourism as a whole represents Rp. 347.35 trillion in value or 3.8% of Indonesia's Gross Domestic Product. At the same time, the national tourism sector creates 10.8 million jobs or 8.89% of the national work force.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Infrastructure First: Seaports and Airport
Transportation Minister Says Baliís Airports, Seaports, and Passenger Terminals Must be Enhanced to Support Growing Passenger Numbers
Another Renovation for Baliís Airport?
Minister of Transportation Wants Carrying Capacity of Baliís Airport Increased to 35 Million Passengers per Year
Move Underway to Trump Chinese Tourists?
DPR-RI Vice Chairman Seeks Repeal of Wide-Ranging Visa Free Status for Indonesian Visitors
Departure, No Return
Garuda Accused of Incorrect Procedures in Death of Passenger Flying from Jakarta to Melbourne
Infrastructure First!
New Hotel Projects Set for Nusa Penida in Dire Need of Water and Electricity Support
Bali Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor
Bali by the Numbers: BPS Says 43.3% More Foreign Visitors to Bali in August 2016, Passing the Year-to-Date Mark of 3 Million
In Need of a Designated Driver
European Couple Die in Motorcycle Mishap After a Night of Partying on Pererenan Beach in Bali
Bad Smells from the Kitchens?
Drainage Ditch at Bali Airport Filled with Foul-Smelling Pollutants Suspected to Come for Airline Catering Building
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
Itís a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
All [News]!