Indonesian hosts welcome over 900,000 travelers in 2017: Airbnb

Indonesian hosts welcome over 900,000 travelers in 2017: Airbnb


Jakarta — Global hospitality marketplace Airbnb welcomed 904,600 guest arrivals in Indonesia in 2017, a growth of 69 percent from the previous year. In its annual recap, the company revealed in a statement that Indonesia’s popularity among domestic and international travelers continued to grow. “People from all over the world have been flocking to Indonesia this year, with the largest proportion of inbound international guests in 2017 coming from Australia, United States, Singapore, Germany and the United Kingdom,” the statement said. Airbnb further noted that domestic travel across the archipelago had also experienced a surge in popularity with Denpasar, the capital of the resort island of Bali sitting firm at the top spot. “Given that Bali was named as the world’s best tourist destination in 2017, it unsurprising that travelers are looking to explore the different neighborhoods of the island to get the best out their trip,” the statement said. The top trending neighborhoods in Bali included Seminyak, Canggu, North Kuta, Sanur and South Kuta, according to its data. Bandung, West Java placed second on the list of most popular domestic destinations among Indonesian travelers, followed by the capital city of Jakarta sitting in the third place. Other cities followed include Yogyakarta; Ubud in Bali; as well as Bogor and Lembang, which are both located in West Java. Airbnb also revealed the most popular destinations for Indonesians through 2017, which included Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand. Meanwhile, top city destinations for Indonesian travelers included Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Bangkok.