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Indonesian Tourism Arrivals Down -2.61% in 2006

Fewer Tourists Nationwide, Spending More and Staying For Shorter Time in 2006.

(2/12/2007) The Indonesia-language daily Kompas reports that foreign tourism arrivals nation-wide in 2006 were down -2.61%, as compared to 2005. Total foreign tourist arrivals reported by the National Bureau of Statistics (BPS) totaled 4.871 million in 2006 with 5.002 million foreign visitors recorded in the previous year.

The BPS estimates that foreign tourism to Indonesia contributed US$4.4 billion dollars to the Indonesian economy in 2006. This compares to an estimated US$4.5 billion generated by foreign tourists in 2005, a drop of -2.22%.

Length of Stay & Average Spend

According to the BPS, the average length of stay for foreign visitors averaged 9.05 days in 2006, decreasing slightly from the 9.09 days recorded in 2005.

Each visitor to Indonesia in 2006 is estimated to have spent US$913, up +1.01% from the US$904 spent in 2005.