End of PPKM, foreign visits targeted to reach 7.4 million

Jakarta: sector performance sightseeing and the creative economy in 2023 face lofty targets after restrictions on community activities (PPKM) are lifted.

The arrival of foreign tourists (tourists) is expected to reach 7.4 million and domestic tourists to reach 1.2 billion with 1.4 billion movements. The target number of foreign tourists is higher than that of this year which reached 5.2 million people.

“So January 1, 2023 is after PPKM completed, will be a new chapter in tourism,” Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said in his official statement, reported Mediaindonesia.comSunday January 1, 2023.

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Bali, as one of Indonesia’s top destinations, supports this goal with four million foreign tourist visits this year. “We hope that Bali in particular can reach four million. This year, the target of foreign tourists in Bali, which was originally 1.8 million, has been reached with 2.2 million,” Sandiaga continued. .

In order to achieve this objective, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, in collaboration with related parties, will prepare various programs to the maximum, such as improving accessibility, adding attractions or events.

events in 2023 there are many, there is the FIFA U-20 World Cup, in Bali there is the World Beach Game, in Jakarta there is the FIBA ​​World Cup (International Basketball Federation) . It is a strategy to support the increase in the number of foreign tourists,” he said.

On the one hand, Sandiaga welcomes the first tourists arriving in Indonesia in 2023. Two tourists from Toronto, Canada, who arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, on a Korean Air plane from Incheon, South Korea.

“They will be in Indonesia for a month to visit several places in Bali and they will go diving. After that they will also go to Yogyakarta and several other destinations,” the Menparekraf explained.

Apart from the husband and wife couple, there were also several South Korean tourists who were warmly welcomed by Sandiaga and Bali’s Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati who offered flower garlands and souvenirs on Sunday morning.

“I hope this is a good start for the tourism community. The length of stay or length of stay in hotels in Bali is around five days to a week. It is hoped that in the future it there will be more,” the Deputy Governor of Bali said.

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