Official tourism figures released from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for the Republic of Indonesia reveal that UK visitor arrival figures are continuing to soar, with a record total of 48,871 British tourists travelling to the world’s largest archipelago in the first quarter of the year.

Latest monthly arrival statistics show that in April this year a total of 19,809 UK Brits visited Indonesia, an increase of 18.2 per cent on the same month in 2013 and representing the highest monthly figure for April since 2011.

Garuda Indonesia - the national carrier of Indonesia - has launched a five-times-weekly direct service from Jakarta to Amsterdam, operating a three-class Boeing 777-300ER. The route will be extended to  Gatwick from September 8 using the same aircraft, a move that is expected to further boost tourism arrivals from the UK.

“We are delighted to witness increased visitor arrivals from the UK,” said Richard Hume, UK Country Manager. “The UK is one of the most important international markets for Indonesia and these pleasing statistics follow the opening of the destination’s first UK office, and further demonstrate Indonesia’s commitment to the market and recognition of its contribution to the country’s tourism economy.”

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