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JawaPos.com - Visits of foreign tourists (tourists) to DKI Jakarta increased. Based on data from the Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office (Disparbud) of DKI Jakarta during June 2019 there were 191,550 visits. That number increased by 21.72 percent when compared with May 2019 with a total of 157,367 visits.
The increase is also still felt when compared to the same month in 2018. At this time the visit reached 182,943 tourists. Fewer 4.70 percent below the June figure this year.
"The total cumulative number of foreign tourists visiting Jakarta in the first semester from January to June 2019 is 1,138,059 visits," said Head of Jakarta Disparbud, Edy Junaedi in his written statement, Monday (5/8).
Of that number, the five most countries that visited Jakarta during June 2019 were China (27,189 visits), Saudi Arabia (23,294 visits), Malaysia (14,620 visits), Japan (14,445 visits), and Singapore (12,765 visits).
The increase in tourists is directly proportional to the occupancy rate of star hotels. Of the 50.51 percent of total starred occupancy, the average length of stay of foreign guests in June 2019 was 2.96 days.
"When compared to June 2018 there was an increase of 0.68 points where the average stay was 2.28 days. Meanwhile, the average length of stay of Indonesian guests at star-rated hotels during June 2019 is 2.00 days, "Edy added.
Disparbud notes that there are two biggest factors for the increase in visits by foreign tourists. Namely the Eid holiday season and school, as well as the Jakarta City anniversary event. "According to the visiting graph trend, in June there is always an increasing trend of tourist visits," he added.
From that data, the Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office is committed to continuously increasing the number of tourist visits, as well as hotel room occupancy rates and the average length of stay of tourists. Various innovations will continue to be developed by the government, such as the opening of the Kopikan Museum in the backyard of the Jakarta History Museum recently.
Despite an increase in the number of visits and the length of stay of tourists, it does not merely make the provincial government satisfied. This increase will continue to be pursued consistently every year. "Several ways are taken by adding attractions for tourists in tourist destinations," concluded Edy.