Hotelier Indonesia – NGURAH RAI
Ngurah Rai International Airport remains the top foreign direct arrivals contributor for Indonesia, followed by Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta and Hang Nadim, Batam. From January to November 2016, Ngurah Rai recorded 6% growth y-o-y, with Bali arrivals making up a whopping 40% of total arrivals to Indonesia. Batam recorded the highest growth rate of 9% y-o-y, meanwhile, Jakarta remains flat impacted by the global and local economic malaise.
Soekarno Hatta’s Terminal 3 Ultimate limped into operation in August 2016, serving domestic flights by national carrier Garuda Indonesia only. The goal of serving international flights (with the exception of budget airlines) by Q2 2017 seems optimistic. The government’s next project will be to
improve the public transportation that will connect Jakarta city center with the airport.
Foreign Arrivals to Big 3 Airports
Source : BPS Indonesia
Source : BPS Indonesia
Following the signing of a decree waiving visa requirements for a total of 169 countries, including Australia (which was politically excluded for many months), year-end 2016 Australia remains the number one foreign source market to Bali making up 23% of total foreign arrivals, up 18% over the previous year.
Arrivals from the UK grew a significant 32%, France by 26% and Germany was up a noteworthy 28% y-o-y, helped by improved European connectivity through daily direct flights via Dubai.
China continued its strong arrivals growth year-end, up almost 300,000 people y-o-y (43%) to just under 1 million tourists. It was the 2nd fastest growth market by percentage and the largest by volume. With more flights scheduled to connect Bali and cities in China, we expect this volume to explode further and China to become the most important arrivals source market to Bali in Q1 2017.
Other markets to note:
- South Korean arrivals fell, as did Singaporean arrivals year-end 2016, down by 2 and 7% respectively;
- Growth from India was 58% y-o-y and likely to increase further in 2017 with Garuda inaugurating the first direct link between India and Indonesia in December 2016 (“direct” flights linking Mumbai to Jakarta via Bangkok thrice weekly);
- Arrivals from the USA increased by a strong 27%, perhaps helped by investmests in Times Square billboard advertising made by the Ministry of Tourism for the first time in 2016;
- The Russians are back, up nearly 30%;
- Regionally, there is no significant change in the source mix with the ASEAN market growing a small 3% y-o-y and the other Asian market (non-ASEAN) falling 5%.
Top 5 Foreign Mkts YTD Sep 2016 (% total)