Foreign tourists Visiting North Sulawesi Rise 449.02 Percent

By : Aldi Firhand Alqudri | Wednesday, July 26 2017 - 01:47 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Manado- The number of foreign tourists (WisMan) coming to North Sulawesi through the entrance of Sam Ratulangi Airport in May 2017 increased by 449.02 percent.

"In May, there are 5,589 foreign tourists coming to North Sulawesi," said Head of Statistics and Distribution of Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of North Sulawesi Province Marthedy Tenggehi in Manado, Monday (3/7/2017).

 Compared to the number of visits by foreign tourists in the same month of the previous year (May 2016 of 1,018 people against May 2017) increased by 449.02 percent.

Foreign tourists who come dominated by Chinese citizens of 4,396 people or 78.65 percent of the total tourists who come in May 2017.

Then, he said, followed by Singapore 176 people (3.15 percent), Germany 138 people (2.47 percent), United 106 People (1.90 percent), England 87 People (1.56 percent).

Wisman from Hongkong 74 Persons (1.32 percent), Malaysia 67 Persons (1.20 percent), Australia 64 Persons (1.15 percent), Dutch 62 Persons (1.11 percent), French 47 Persons (0.84 percent ).

He said with more and more direct routes Manado international flight with the number of foreign tourists will increase again.

And, he said, tourist attractions must also be reproduced so that foreign tourists who come to the more diverse and want to continue to come to Nyiur Melambai Land.

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