Tourist arrivals jump in 2007

The number of tourists visiting Indonesia jumped 14% in the first 11 months of 2007 compared to the same period a year ago, Central Bureau of Statistics data showed Wednesday (2/1/08), Agence France-Presse reported.

The 4.11 million arrivals were boosted by a resurgence of tourism in Bali, which saw a 32.3% increase to 1.59 million visitors in the January to November period.

Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport recorded the second highest number of tourists at 1.05 million arrivals, little changed from 1.04 million in the same period in 2006.

In November alone, tourist arrivals through 15 entry points nationwide reached 398,983, up from 351,351 in October.

Data from the Tourism Ministry showed the 4.87 million foreign tourists that visited Indonesia in 2006 spent a total of $4.45 billion.
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