MINISTER of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, said that the long Chinese New Year and Isra Mi’raj holidays, hotel occupancy reached up to 80% in various tourist destinations in Indonesia.

In “The Weekly Brief” at the Sapta Pesona Building, Central Jakarta, Monday (02/12), 2024, Sandiaga said, during the Chinese New Year long weekend period and the Isra Mi’raj of the Prophet Muhammad SAW on 7-11 February 2024, almost all tourism destinations filled with tourists and there was a surge in bookings for transportation tickets and accommodation, sales of culinary products, restaurants, cafes, as well as sales of souvenirs and souvenirs.

Based on information from the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), hotel occupancy has increased by up to 80% in a number of tourist destinations in Indonesia such as West Sumatra, Riau, the North and South Coast areas of Java, and Bali.

“This holiday momentum has boosted hotel occupancy. We also noted an increase in money circulation in the tourism industry and we continue to count (money flow),” said Sandiaga.

Meanwhile, based on data from the Ministry of Transportation, there were around 1 million land transportation movements, 1.2 million air transportation movements, 540 thousand sea transportation movements, and 1.4 million rail transportation movements during the Chinese New Year and long holidays. Isra Mi’raj. “Tourist destinations that are busy visiting during the long Chinese New Year holiday are favorite destinations such as Bandung, Yogyakarta, a number of destinations in East Java and Bali,” he said.

Previously, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy had prepared a travel pattern to welcome the long Chinese New Year and Isra Mi’raj holidays. Considering that the Chinatown area is one of the popular tourist areas in every city in Indonesia, it has a unique variety of Chinese culture and attracts the attention of many tourists.

“The Chinatown tourist area is full of the culture of the Chinese community in Indonesia in the form of building heritage, daily community activities, tourist attractions such as culinary centers and shops,” concluded Sandiaga. []