Even in 2013 , the flow of tourists to ASEAN countries reached 92.7 million , an increase of 12 percent over the previous year , while only 5 per cent of global growth .
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu , in APKASI International Trade and Investment Summit ( AITIS ) 2014 , Monday ( 14/04/2014 ) said that Indonesia's tourism sector is the most prepared to deal with the AEC .
Let's explain , in 2013 investment in the tourism sector reached 602.648 million U.S. dollars of foreign investment consists of 462.47 million U.S. dollars , while domestic investment only 140.18 million U.S. dollars . " Most of these investments to build hotels and restaurants , " said Mari .
Mari explained , some investments are being made in anticipation of increased demand , made domestic carriers , including Hotel Santika Group adaah , TAUZIA Hotel , and Dafam Hotel . All three are listed as the most aggressive operators to expand .
The plan , they will add 140 hotel chain until next year . As for the foreign operators , Carlson Rezidor with its partner PT Panorama Group planning to build 20 hotels in the next 5-7 years .
In addition , a number of foreign operators in the country also hold operators in expanding . Call it the Aston Hotel , which is planning to build 150 hotels in the next 3-5 years . While the Accor Group aims to have 100 hotels by 2015 .
On the agenda were held April 14 to 17 2014 at the theme " Sustainable Global Economic Partnership " Mari added that last year the tourism sector generates income of 10 billion U.S. dollars . This achievement puts fourth tourism sector that generates income after oil , coal , and oil palm .
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"Tourism also contributes 3.8 percent to the national GDP , and create as many as 10.18 million jobs or 8.9 percent nationwide reach , " said Mari .