The Jakarta Post quotes the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) as tallying 742,500 foreign tourists visiting Indonesia during the month of December 2011, an improvement of 12.47% when compared to the same month in 2010.
On a cumulative basis for the year, 7.65 million foreign tourist came to Indonesia in 2011, a 9.24% improvement over 2010.
The government estimates that tourists visitors brought US$8.6 billion is foreign exchange to the country in 2011, a figure 13.16% higher than the total for 2010.
According to The Jakarta Globe, Bali welcomed 2.8 million tourist in 2011, followed by Jakarta (1.93 million) and Batam (1.16 million).
The BPS puts the average length of stay for a foreign visitor to Indonesia at 7.84 days during which the average tourist spent US$143 per day. That comes to US$1,118 per visit, an increase from US$1,086 spent per visit in 2010.
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