Indonesia Travel and Tourism Industry

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Indonesia Travel and Tourism industry faces some facts which are getting solved through the decades. Tourism Industry becomes the favorite business in Indonesia. It supports the Indonesian economy which reaches a significant revenue. Indonesia is an archipelago country of 17,508 islands, 6,000 of them being inhabited, the second longest shoreline in the world (54,716 km) after Canada. It is the worlds largest and most populous country situated only on islands. The beaches in Bali, diving sites in Bunaken, Mount Bromo in East Java, Lake Toba and various national parks in Sumatra are just a few examples of popular scenic destinations. These natural attractions are complemented by a rich cultural heritage that reflects Indonesia’s dynamic history and ethnic diversity. One fact that exemplifies this richness is that 719 living languages are used across the archipelago. The ancient Prambanan and Borobudur temples in Central Java, Toraja culture & tribal ethnic group in Celebes, Sultan’s Palace in Yogyakarta, Minangkabau, Bali island with its Hindu festivities etc., are some of the popular destinations for cultural tourism.

The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 (WEF – The World Economic Forum- based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland ) ranks Indonesia:
1. Indonesia ranks 42nd out of 136 countries overall with Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index score of 4.2.
2. In 2015 report ranks the price competitiveness of Indonesia’s tourism sector the 3rd out of 141 countries.
3. It mentions that Indonesia has good travel and tourism policy and enabling conditions ranks 9th.
4. Indonesia scores quite good on natural and cultural resources (ranked 17th).
5. However, the country scored rather low in infrastructure sub-index (ranked 75th), as some aspect of tourist service infrastructure (underdeveloped).

In 2016 Indonesian Government called for foreign investors to develop 10 destinations:
1. Borobudur, Central Java.
2. Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara.
3. Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.
4. Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, East Java.
5. Thousand Islands, Jakarta.
6. Toba, North Sumatra.
7. Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi.
8. Tanjung Lesung, Banten.
9. Morotai, North Maluku (Moluccas).
10.Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung).

Indonesia is ranked at seventh place in the list of Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to visit in 2019. The country ranks fourth out of the top 25 destinations in the world in 2018 by travel site TripAdvisor.

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