Tourism Overview


Tourism has experienced sustainable expansion and diversification, and become one of the largest and fastest economic growing in the world.

In the volatile world economic growth, on a global scale tourism sector was able to maintain growth, among them the impact on GDP growth of 0.2%, the World Export 2.3%, and growth in the number of tourists increased 0.4 Billion.

Despite the global crisis occurred several times, the number of international tourist trips continued to show positive growth as → 25 million (1950) → 278 million (1980) → 528 Million (1995) → 1.14 Billion (2014) → 1.18 Billion (2015).

Tourism industry is ranked 3rd producing a GDP of US $ 80 BILLION to the multiplier effect of the most widely, depending on the local added value and relevance to the entire economy.


President Jokowi has set tourism into one of the priority sectors other than food sector, maritime, energy and industry.

Indonesia tourism contributed 10% to the national GDP, the highest nominal in ASEAN. National tourism GDP grew 4.8% with the trend up to 6.9%, much higher than the agriculture industry, automotive manufacturing and mining. Tourism foreign exchange of US $ 1 Million, generating GDP of US $ 1.7 million or 170%, the highest compared to other industries.

Tourism Indonesia is ranked 4th nationwide foreign exchange earner, amounted to 9.3% compared to other industries. The highest growth of tourism foreign exchange earnings, at 13%, compared to the oil industry natural gas, coal, and oil palm which have negative growth. As for the marketing costs needed only 2% of the projected foreign exchange generated.

Indonesian tourism is a contributor to 9.8 million jobs, or 8.4% nationally and ranks fourth on the all industry sectors. In job creation, the tourism sector grew by 30% within 5 years. Tourism lowest job creation is by US $ 5.000 / one employment, compared to the industry average of more $ 100,000 / one job.


Achievement the number of tourist arrivals from January to October 2016 the cumulative total are 9,403,614 foreign tourists, up 9.54% compared to the same period in 2015 as many as 8,584,832 tourists. Projected to the end of December 2016, the target of 12 million foreign tourists will be exceeded, with estimates of foreign tourist visits in November will be reached of 1.3 million foreign tourists and 1.5 million foreign tourists in December.

Meanwhile, the number of domestic tourist movements (domestic) from January to 23 November 2016 as many as 288 178 646 or 110.84% above this year's target which are 260 million. Domestic tourist amount is calculated from data provision domestic tourist real time (domestic tourist dashboard) in a 7 location, namely; North Sumatra, West Java, Jakarta, Central Java, Yogyakarta and South Sulawesi. This shows that the level of Indonesian public consumptives for traveled in the country is quite high.


Realization of investment in the tourism sector in January-September 2016 amounted to US $ 1,094 million, or up 23% compared to the same period in 2015. The realization of the tourism investment consisting of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) amounted to US $ 594.59 million and the Domestic Investment (DCI) of US $ 139.06 million.

For the largest FDI still on the star hotels by 56%, management consulting activities 27% and restaurants 7%, while domestic investment for the hotel by 65%, water tourism 21%, theme park activities/entertainment 4%. The investors (FDI) dominated from Singapore 51%, British Virgin Islands 14%, and Luxemburg 8%.



Indonesia achievement targeted in 2019, among others, the tourism sector's contribution to GDP by 15%; contribution of tourism sector to Rp 275 trillion of foreign exchange; contribution of tourism sector to the number of employees amounted to 13 million people; Number of foreign tourists visiting as many as 20 million visits; and the amount of tourists visiting the archipelago of 275 million trips.

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