In 2011, some of the must-see destinations around the world include Indonesia. Flights to Indonesia are available with a variety of airlines including a recent addition of KLM flights to Bali the capital city of Indonesia. The KLM Royal Dutch airline offers flights to Indonesia via Amsterdam.
Last year, Indonesia celebrated high revenue from tourism that was recorded to be around $7.6 billion. However, hopes are even higher this year for Indonesia and Jero Wacik, Tourism Minister for Indonesia states that the country expects its 2011 tourism revenue to go up to $8.4 billion this time.
According to figures given by the Ministry, Indonesia received 6.4 million visitors last year. Next year’s foreign tourists are expected to number between 7.3 million and 7.7 million, with an average spending of $1,100 per visitor.
Mr. Wacik emphasized on the importance of tourism in the country and stated that:
“Tourism grew 9.3 percent this year, which is higher than the 6 percent economic growth. That means tourism contributes much to the economy,”
He added: “The foreign exchange revenue per visit this year is beyond our target of $1,000,”
In 2009-10, Indonesian Tourism Ministry branded the years as “Visit Indonesia Year” that turned up pretty well for the country. However, for this year the Ministry of Culture and Tourism have chosen a new branding for Indonesian tourism. According to Jero:
“Wonderful Indonesia, which means the country, has wonderful nature, culture, food, people, and also wonderful value for money,”
Indonesia is a wonderful country, blessed with amazing beaches, affordable accommodations and scenic landscapes. The country is known for its state of the art temples, rice fields, rainforest and wildlife. It’s one of the top Far East holiday destinations.