Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia dropped 4.1 percent from a year earlier to 1.48 million in July 2019. The number of foreign visitors in Bali resort island, the center of Indonesian tourism industry fell by 3.17 percent to 604.5 thousand. Also, tourist arrivals were down in Jakarta (-17.01 percent to 267.9 thousand). In costrast, foreign visitors grew in Batam (2.75 percent to 149.2 thousand). Tourists mostly declined from the Philippines, but rose from Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. Considering the first seven months 2019, the number of tourist arrivals rose by 2.63 percent to 9.31 million. For 2019, Indonesia set a target of 20 million foreign tourist arrivals, compared to 15.81 million in 2018. Tourist Arrivals in Indonesia averaged 832831.29 from 2011 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1536489 in July of 2018 and a record low of 548821 in January of 2011.
Tourist Arrivals in Indonesia is expected to be 1520000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Indonesia to stand at 1450000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Indonesia Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 1480000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.