Indonesia proving holiday hit with British travellers

Indonesia proving holiday hit with British travellers

Official tourism figures released by the ministry of tourism and creative economy in Indonesia reveal UK visitor arrival figures are continuing to soar.

A record 48,871 British tourists travelled to the world’s largest archipelago in the first quarter of 2014.

Latest monthly arrival statistics show that in April this year a total of 19,809 UK Brits visited Indonesia, an increase of 18.2 per cent on the same month in 2013 and representing the highest monthly figure for April since 2011.

These positive statistics suggest that Indonesia is a hot destination for 2014, a trend which is set to continue thanks to improved accessibility following Garuda Indonesia - the national carrier of Indonesia - launching a five-times-weekly direct service from Jakarta to Amsterdam, operating a three-class Boeing 777-300ER.

The route will be extended to London Gatwick from September 8th 2014 using the same aircraft, a move that is expected to further boost tourism arrivals from the UK.

“We are delighted to witness increased visitor arrivals from the UK,” commented Richard Hume, UK country manager for Indonesia.

“The UK is one of the most important international markets for Indonesia and these pleasing statistics follow the opening of the destination’s first UK office, and further demonstrate Indonesia’s commitment to the market and recognition of its contribution to the country’s tourism economy.”