Indonesia does have great tourism potential. Moreover, in almost every region there are tourist attractions with their own beauty and uniqueness. No wonder that in January-November 2018 there were 14.39 million foreign tourists visiting Indonesia. This figure is up 11.63% from the same period in 2017.
Data from the Central Statistics Agency shows that Indonesia is increasingly preferred by international tourists. Curious how the world sees Indonesia tourism? Here are 7 Facts of Indonesia Tourism in the Eyes of the World.
Fact 1: Ubud is a millennial dreamer destination
A traveling site, müvTravel has just published 30 list of destinations dreamed of by millennials as bucket-list 2019. The good news is that Indonesia ranks the second, which Ubud, Bali as the main destination. Millennials are more interested in finding local experiences and enjoying every moment of traveling. Those can indeed be obtained when traveling to Ubud, Bali. Moreover, Ubud has beautiful natural scenery and thick culture as well.
Fact 2: Top 10 best countries to visit in 2019
At the end of last year, Indonesia was awarded Top 10 Best Countries to Visit in 2019 from Lonely Planet. Indonesia is ranked 7th. The richness of nature, culture and culinary are some of those reason to visit Indonesia. With the Lonely Planet recommendation, it can be said that Indonesia tourism is increasingly recognized by the world. Tourism activators hope this year more and more people visit Indonesia.
Fact 3: Have an instagrammable travel destination
Do you like to travel to Instagrammable places? Well, Indonesia is ranked as the fourth most Instagrammable places according to Big Seven Travel. Seven recommended spots for hunting cool photos in Indonesia are Hanging Gardens Infinity Pool, Tanah Lot, Borobudur Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Gili Islands, Mount Bromo and Prambanan Temples.
Fact 4: Indonesian cuisine goes global
The next fact about Indonesia tourism is that Indonesian cuisine is already known worldwide. It is not only known by the names but the taste also liked by foreign tourists. From the CNN list, Indonesian culinary ranked first and second for the most delicious food in the world. Those foods are “rendang” and “nasi goreng”. While “satay” is in 14th position.
Fact 5: 4 Beaches in Indonesia are the best in the world
As an archipelago country, Indonesia indeed has many beaches. Four beaches in Indonesia are listed in the category of 100 best beaches in the world. FlightNetwork, an online travel agent from Canada released the list of the world’s best beaches in 2018. In the list there are four beaches in Indonesia that are mentioned. The beauty of Pianemo Beach, Raja Ampat is ranked 46th. Then there is Pink Beach in Komodo Waters at 65th, Kelingking Beach (Bali) at 70th and Nyang Nyang Beach (Bali) at 74th.
Fact 6: The world’s best island are in Indonesia
The island of Java is designated by the Travel and Leisure website as the best island in the world. Borobudur Temple which is the UNESCO world heritage site is said to be one of the reasons why foreign tourists are interested in visiting this most populous island in Indonesia.
The diversity of tourism potential on the island of Java is increasingly becoming an attraction supported with good transportation and accommodation facilities. Beside Java, Bali and Lombok are also listed in this Travel and Leisure’s list.
Fact 7: Indonesia, the “slowest” country in the World
According to a study, Indonesia is said to be the most relaxed country in the world. The study comes from Lastminute, an European travel service provider. Reporting from “Good News From Indonesia”, they examined various factors that exist in Indonesia such as territory, personal rights of citizens, temperature, number of days off and health facilities as well. The results of the study concluded that Indonesia is a country that most relaxed compared to other countries Lastminute researched.