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Chinese Tourist Spending on the Increase

Chinese Tourists Dominate Indonesian Arrivals Spending an Average US$1,000 Per Visit and Staying 5 Days.

The Director Inbound Chinese Tourism for the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, Vincent Jemadu, estimates that Mainland Chinese visitors to Indonesia stay for an average of five days spending US$1,000 during their trip.

As reported by the State News Agency Antara, Jemadu, speaking in Gianyar, Bali on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, said: “The Chinese tourists segment traveling to Indonesia has undergone significant change. Previously, Chinese tourists only spent between US$700-$800, but are now spending an average US$1,000.”

He went on to explain that the most popular Indonesian tour package sold in China are five-days long including flights, adding, “On the average, 200,000 Chines tourists come to Indonesia.”

The Indonesian Tourism Ministry is targeting 2.6 million Chinese tourists to visit Indonesia in 2018. Jemada said: “From January-August 2018, the total number of Chinese tourists reached 1.5 million. We are optimistic that by the end of the year we will reach between 2.5-2.6 million Chinese tourists.”

The Tourism Ministry officials went on to explain that 40% of Chinese tourists coming to Indonesia enter the country through Bali, 30% via Jakarta, and 20% via the Riau Archipelago. Every month 10,000 Chinese tourists visit Bali via Manado, North Sulwesi.

The government has identified the lack of Chinese speaking licensed guides as one of the main obstacles to serving and attracting more Mainland Chinese visitors.

Chinese tourists now dominate Indonesian tourism arrivals.