JAKARTA: Indonesia attracted nearly 800,000 foreign tourists in June, up 0.78 per cent from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said on Monday (Aug 1).
June's pace of annual increase for tourist arrivals was slower than May's 12 per cent.
The total number of foreigners visiting in June, including those passing through Indonesia's borders from neighbouring countries and foreign workers with permits for less than year, was 784,155.
Indonesia's government wants to expand tourism to help reduce the country's reliance on exporting raw commodities.
The government aims to attract 20 million visitors a year by 2019, more than double the 9.73 million last year.
(Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Hidayat Setiaji; Editing by Richard Borsuk)