The proportion of contributions to GDP in 2018 and 2019 recorded 4.50 percent and 4.80 percent, VISI predicts that in 2020 the tourism sector will only contribute 4.42 percent.
This is caused by the growth of the tourism business sector that cannot compete with the growth of other businesses that are on the rise, such as ICT and financial services.
Meanwhile, in the development of the business, the tourism sector still running well. Even in 5 years ahead, the Government predicts that the tourism sector will become a lead sector that gives the highest contribution to GDP. This is based on the development of tourist sites that reach thousands of tour destinations, both those that are already well-known nor still under development. In addition, this potential encourages tourism industry players who joined the Indonesian Siwata Travel Company Association (ASITA) to support the 2020 target that is 20 million foreign tourist visits to Indonesia.
In addition, the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia said, 3 factors that could affect the performance of the tourism sector in 2020 were environmental, infrastructure and cleanliness. To support this, the government increased the State Budget from 2.98 trillion to 6.34 trillion. The budget must be used for the construction of basic infrastructure to be completed until the end of 2020. The budget allocation must also solve two other problems, namely the environment and cleanliness. Not only support from the government. However, support and awareness of the local community are needed in maintaining these 3 factors.
If we look at the growth of foreign tourists entering Indonesia, an increase in the number of foreign tourists in 2018 reached 1,770,506 or 12.61 percent. Meanwhile, in October 2019 there were 16,300,000 foreign tourists entering Indonesia (predicted around 16 million at the end of 2019). An increase of 2.85 percent compared to the number in the same period in the previous year which was 13,247,268 foreign tourists. This shows that Indonesia is still a place of tourism that is quite popular on an international scale.
Based on tourist nationality, from January to November 2019 there were 2,582,278 tourists from Malaysia, 1,772,365 tourists from China, 1,559,164 tourists from Singapore, and 1,147,304 tourists from Australia. The four origins of tourists were the highest in 2019 with I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport as the entrance of the most air lanes, Batam as the entrance of the sea lane and Atambua as the most land lane.
Meanwhile, for the domestic matter, it was noted that the largest number of domestic tourist trips were in West Java and East Java by 18 percent. Then followed by the Central Java region by 14 percent and DKI Jakarta 8 percent of the entire trip.