Sandiaga Uno says 10,000 foreign tourists visit Bali daily
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said the average number of foreign tourists visiting Bali reached 10,000 a day. “As many as 894,667 foreign tourists enter Bali between January and August 2022,” Sandiaga said during a virtual press conference in Jakarta on Monday, October 10, 2022.
Despite the threat of an economic recession, Sandiaga was optimistic that this year’s target of 1.8 million to 3.6 million foreign tourist visits could be met at the average threshold of around 2.5 million people.
In 2023, the objective will be increased according to the increase in the number of flights operated. “For foreign tourist visits, the target is 1.4 billion people. We are far behind countries like China and Australia which have higher foreign tourist visits,” Sandiaga added.
Sandiaga also hopes there will be more investors in the tourism and creative economy sectors in various high-tech sectors such as hotels, restaurants and cafes. The ministry has also targeted investments of US$6-8 billion in five super priority destinations, eight special economic zones and three sustainable tourism destinations.
“If the investment target is achieved, it will create 4.4 million jobs in 2024,” the minister said.
The Ministry of Tourism has mapped five main markets for Indonesian tourism, namely Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, India and the UK. He said Indonesia could maintain the pace of recovery and recovery with the strength of nature and culture-based tourism products.
“We aim to register 5 million visits next year and 2.5 million foreign tourists this year. However, domestic tourists are the driving factor,” Sandiaga Uno said.
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