Indonesia foreign tourist arrivals up 2.4 pct y/y in July

Reuters

JAKARTA, Sep 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia's foreign touristarrivals grew at a slower pace in July, up 2.4 percent from ayear earlier, the statistic bureau said on Monday.

There were 717,800 foreign tourists visiting the archipelagoin July. In June, foreign tourist arrivals increased 13.5percent, bolstered by international events such as pre-seasontours by English football team.

Indonesia attracts fewer tourists than many other countriesin the region.

(Reporting by Nilufar Rizki; Writing by Rieka Rahadiana;Editing by Richard Borsuk)

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