Indonesia ups arrival expectations for 2013 after hitting the mark on 2012 target
Horse-drawn carts and taxis awaiting tourists in Jakarta, Indonesia. Jimmy McIntyre / Flickr
Outdated infrastructure has limited the growth of Indonesia’s tourism industry in the past, but a series of improvements now planned prior to major 2013 events will boost the industry’s long-term profitability.
Excerpt from eTurbo News
Despite difficult global economic conditions, Indonesia looks forward to welcoming between 8.5 million to 9 million tourists in 2013…This is a significant increase of between 7%-12.5% from the 8 million international arrivals in 2012.
This confidence is based on the fact that in 2013, Bali will host the APEC Summit… [and] WTO Ministerial Meeting. Additionally, Bali and Jakarta will host the Miss World Pageant, for which events the airports of Bali and Jakarta and of many destinations are being improved and expanded and many access roads are under construction.
Meantime, hotel investments and construction has hit a record high with investments across the country, as hotels are built in major cities as well as in remote tourist resorts…