Indonesia Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Indonesia 2017

The world’s fourth-most-populous nation, Indonesia boasts unique cultures, World Heritage Sites, pristine beaches, unparalleled diving and some of the world’s rarest wildlife. Its tropical climate and balmy temperatures of between 28°C and 34°C in coastal areas with little variation from one season to the next, make the archipelagic nation an ideal beach holiday destination. Indeed, Indonesia...

The Indonesian government is in the midst of pursuing an ambitious new growth strategy, emphasizing investment over domestic consumption as a primary growth driver in the wake of depressed commodity prices, lagging household consumption and lower-than-anticipated government revenues.

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The world’s fourth-most-populous nation, Indonesia boasts unique cultures, World Heritage Sites, pristine beaches, unparalleled diving and some of the world’s rarest wildlife. Its tropical climate and balmy temperatures of between 28°C and 34°C in coastal areas and 23°C in the mountain areas, with little variation from one season to the next,...

 

What is Indonesia’s standing in global tourism?

 

Bali is Indonesia’s tourist juggernaut; a tropical island whose unique Hindu culture and natural beauty entranced a generation of artists in the early 20th century and fuelled the development of a tourism industry virtually unmatched in South-east Asia.

 

Indonesians are among the most connected people on earth. They are the largest group of Facebook users and eager adopters of mobile apps like ride-sharing service Go-Jek and e-commerce marketplace app Tokopedia, which achieved growth of 600% in just two years, between 2011 and 2013. Out of a population of over 250m people, some 72.7m...

 

For decades, Singaporeans and Malaysians were the leading visitors to Indonesia, but as the government embarks on plans to increase the number of tourists and the industry’s contribution to GDP, it is looking beyond its South-east Asian neighbours. Top of its list is China, home to more than 1bn people. According to market research group GfK,...

The Indonesian government is in the midst of pursuing an ambitious new growth strategy, emphasizing investment over domestic consumption as a primary growth driver in the wake of depressed commodity prices, lagging household consumption and lower-than-anticipated government revenues.