JAKARTA, March 1 Indonesia attracted 900,793
foreign tourists in January, up 29.04 percent from a year
earlier, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday.
The growth was faster than December's 11.05 percent.
The total number of visitors in January, including those
passing through Indonesia's borders from neighbouring countries
and foreign workers with permits for less than one year, was
about 1.03 million, up 26.58 percent from a year earlier.
The government wants to expand tourism to reduce the
economy's reliance on raw commodities. It aims to attract 20
million visitors a year by 2019.
(Reporting by Nilufar Rizki and Hidayat Setiaji; Writing by
Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Sunil Nair)