By KAREN HARRIS BINGHANDA, NEW YORK TIMES BANGKOKA BIRMINGHAM, BIRMSAR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia has enjoyed a good run in the tourism market this year, with many of its most popular destinations enjoying strong performances in the international rankings, according to a Reuters survey of top hotel and accommodation websites.
In a survey of more than 4,000 hotel and lodging websites conducted between July 14 and August 12, Bali had the highest international ranking with an overall score of 85, while Bali-Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Surabaya topped the list of destinations with an international score of 89.
Indonesia has also enjoyed a particularly strong season in its accommodation industry, as many of the world’s most popular hotels and resorts have taken advantage of the holiday season and are operating at capacity.
In the survey of hotels and accommodation sites, Balsa, Borneo, Surabay and Bali were among the most popular tourist destinations for 2018.
Tourism, which accounts for roughly one-third of Indonesia’s gross domestic product, has become an important part of the country’s economic recovery.
Tourists flock to the islands of Bali for the sun and a sense of adventure, while their families can be reunited with family and friends who are visiting the country on holiday.
The resort sector, which provides a wide range of services to local communities, has seen the number of international visitors increase, especially in recent years.
In 2017, the tourism sector generated more than $4 billion in revenue, according a report by the National Institute of Tourism, and more than 90,000 international visitors spent $6.7 billion on accommodation.
The Tourism Department, which oversees the economy, has invested more than 2 trillion rupiah ($3.4 billion) in hotels and related facilities since 2010.
The government is also promoting tourism as a way to boost domestic incomes, but many Indonesians still prefer to spend their money in hotels.
The top five destinations for tourists this year are:Bali, Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Bintan and Suribaya, with Bali being ranked as the most attractive.
In Singapore, Bumi, a popular resort on Bali’s south island, has performed particularly well this year.
Singapore is a popular destination for Asian visitors and Bumi’s success has helped boost the number and number of people visiting the island.
The city of Kuala Lumpur, which is home to more than 70 million people, also had a good year.
The city has attracted a large number of visitors, with more than 50,000 visiting the city in 2018.
In 2017, Malaysia attracted about 7.4 million visitors to its capital, Kuala Penang.
“The government’s economic policies have also helped to boost tourism, especially among younger generations who are coming back from overseas,” said Abdulla Jafaruddin, president of the National Association of Tourism Operators, a lobby group for the sector.
“There are some areas where we are experiencing a lot of problems.
Our hotels are crowded.
We need to invest in more facilities to attract more international tourists.”
For more on the economy see: The economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region continues to accelerate and is expected to continue in 2018, according the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook released on July 28.
According to the IMF, Indonesia’s economic growth is expected at a 7.9 percent pace in 2019 and a 5.2 percent pace from 2020.
In 2018, Indonesia recorded a 3.3 percent rise in gross domestic products, a 5 percent increase in private consumption and a 4 percent rise of foreign exchange reserves.
In addition, the IMF projects Indonesia’s population to reach an estimated 4.3 million by 2020.
The IMF also projects that the population of Indonesia will grow by 2.3 percentage points in 2019, compared with a forecast of 1.6 percentage points for 2020.
Indias economy grew by 2 percent in 2018 and 3 percent in 2019.
Indonesian economic growth was also slightly above the IMF’s target for 2018, as the economy is projected to grow by 1.7 percent in 2020.
According the IMF forecasts, Indonesia will be in recession in 2019-2020, as unemployment will remain high at 5.5 percent, and inflation will continue to increase.
Indians have been encouraged by the government’s focus on infrastructure investment, which the IMF expects to add about 2 trillion reais ($1.3 billion) to Indonesia’s economy in 2020 and 2021.
The Indonesian government also announced on July 26 a plan to increase the share of state owned enterprises in the economy by 50 percent, to a total of 120 percent.
Independence referendumThe September 2018 referendum on independence from Indonesia will take place after the president has taken office.
A poll conducted by a leading independent political research firm in April 2019 showed 55 percent of the people wanted