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2005: Bad Year for Indonesian Tourist Arrivals

Indonesian Official Tourism Targets Tumbled in 2005 – Missing the Mark by 18.61%


Total foreign tourist arrivals for Indonesia dropped 8.23% in 2005, totaling 4.88 million as compared to the 5.32 million tourists arrivals achieved in 2004. The disappointing results, due in part to the October 1, 2005 terror attack in Bali, also call into question the management of the National tourism product and overly optimistic targets of 6 million visitors still being championed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture as late as August of last year. [See: Jero's Optimistic He'll Meet Tourism Targets].

Arrival results that were 18.61% below target translated into a more than US$1 billion shortfall in much needed foreign exchange that wasn't generated by Indonesia’s crippled travel industry in 2005.

Shorter Length of Stay

Equally concerning are reports from the National Bureau of Statistics (BPS) showing that the length of stay for tourists is declining nationally from 9.47 days in 2004 to 9.05 days in 2005, a drop of -4.44%. Despite the shorter length of stay in Indonesia by foreign visitors, the BPS reports that the average expenditure per visitor increased 0.26% to US$ 904 per tourist.

A Bleak December

The impact of the October 1, 2005 terror attack in Bali came home to roost in December 2005 when arrivals nationwide declined -25.04% compared to the same month one year before. Bali's arrivals for December 2005 declined an even more dramatic -36.98%, as compared to December 2004.


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