ASEAN Tourism Grows Higher

ASEAN tourism be excellent with an average annual growth of 8.3 percent per year, it is considered to be very potential as a growing area of tourism, especially Indonesia anticipates with the addition of 140 hotel chain until next year. Meanwhile the growth in global tourism is only about 3.6 percent.

Tourist visits to ASEAN countries reached 92.7 million because of the region specific tourism, an increase of 12 percent over the previous year, while only 5 per cent of global growth.

Citing “Kompas”, the Minister of Tourism of Indonesia, Mari Elka Pangestu, deliver regional tourism development in the event of APKASI International Trade and Investment Summit (AITIS) 2014 in mid April 2014. She explained, in 2013 foreign investment in the tourism sector reached 462.47 million U.S. dollars, while domestic investment only 140.18 million U.S. dollars.

(Source E Suryowati - Kompas /Image WTM 2012)


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