Jakarta, Indonesia – Tourism operators say they are hoping for a boost in the country’s tourist numbers as the number of tourists visiting the islands continues to decline.
Tourism is one of Indonesia’s major industries, and as a result, there has been a drop in the number visiting the tourist spots, especially in Bali.
In its latest monthly report, the Indonesian Tourist Board said the number who visited the tourist destinations fell by 5.5% in July, compared to the same month last year.
That was the biggest drop among the 16 tourist destinations surveyed.
The survey showed the decline in visitor numbers in the Bali tourist destinations, which include Bali’s Grand Bazaar and the Grand Bamboo Beach, had been worse than in other parts of the country.
According to the survey, about half of visitors to Bali, including those who visited other tourist destinations including the popular Bali Beach, spent more than $1,000 on accommodation and meals, while another third spent more.
The survey also showed that people were less likely to stay in hotels and resorts, and the number staying overnight in hotel and motels fell from 4.7% to 3.6%.