Russian nationals account for highest growth of tourist arrivals in Indonesia


Russian nationals have the highest growth for the number of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia between January and March.

According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Russia topped the list with 76.94 percent growth, followed by China (43.87 percent), Bahrain (18.31 percent) and India (17.55 percent).

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As for the number of foreign tourists in the first trimester of 2017, China took the lead with 525,035 tourists coming to Indonesia, followed by Singapore (336,190), Malaysia (288,268), Australia (279, 525) and Japan (122,489).

BPS also announced the top three airports with the highest number of tourist arrivals during the aforementioned period, which were the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali with 1.33 million people, followed by Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang (635,000) and Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam (369,179). (kes)