Indonesia attracts tourism mostly from Australia, China, Japan and South Korean, to boost state revenue:
Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia numbered 11.52 million last year earlier. Indonesia expects 12 million foreign visitors this year, and predicts numbers will climb to 20 million in 2019
Key to its strategy is to open new air routes for these countries, as well as upgrade airports and air navigation facilities, said Investment Coordinating Board chief Thomas Lembong.
Mr Lembong said he received a letter from Korean Air that said its low-cost carrier unit, Jin Air, was ready to operate direct flights to #Lombok using its wide-body Boeing 777 planes. Lombok, located next to #Indonesia‘s most visited tourist island Bali, is in West Nusa Tenggara province.
Indian tourist arrivals in Bali rose the biggest in percentage terms last year, by around 60 per cent to more than 150,000 people.
Indian tourists ranked sixth in the number of tourists visiting Bali, after visitors from Australia, China, Japan, Britain and France.
Chinese tourists, the biggest spenders in Indonesia, have shot up to second spot only in recent years.