At present, Indonesia's tourism sector contributes to approximately 4% of the total economy. In 2019, the government of Indonesia wants to double the numbers to 8% of GDP, an ambitious target which implies that in the next 4 years, the number of visitors needs to double to around 20 million. In order to achieve this target, the government will focus on improving Indonesia's infrastructure (including information and communication technology infrastructure), access, health & hygiene and also increasing online promotion campaigns or marketing abroad. The government also revised the free-visa access policy in 2015 to attract more foreign tourists.
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