Seri Pemilu: Jumlah Turis Selalu Naik di Tahun Pemilu


Pemilihan umum di Indonesia pasca reformasi tergolong aman, tak bergejolak, dan tak menimbulkan silang sengketa berkepanjangan. Kondisi itulah barangkali yang membuat jumlah turis pada tahun penyelenggaraan pemilu yang tergolong panjang (dari masa kampanye sampai pemilihan presiden) tidak mengalami penurunan, bahkan selalu lebih tinggi ketimbang tahun sebelumnya. Peningkatan paling tajam terjadi pada tahun pemilu 2004.

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Apakah tahun 2014 akan terjadi pola yang sama? Selama Januari-November 2013, jumlah turis asing sudah mencapai 7,9 juta, sedangkan tahun 2012 berjumah 8,0 juta. Saya memperkirakan sepanjang tahun 2013 jumlah turis 8,7 juta. Berdasarkan perhitungan konservatif, jumlah turis tahun 2014 bisa menembus 9 juta jiwa. Kisruh berkepanjangan di Thailand diperkirakan menambah aliran turis asing ke Indonesia.

Kita masih kalah jauh dibandingkan Malaysia, Thailand, dan Singapura.

About faisal basri

Faisal Basri is currently senior lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia and Chief of Advisory Board of Indonesia Research & Strategic Analysis (IRSA). His area of expertise and discipline covers Economics, Political Economy, and Economic Development. His prior engagement includes Economic Adviser to the President of Republic of Indonesia on economic affairs (2000); Head of the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1995-98); and Director of Institute for Economic and Social Research at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia (1993-1995), the Commissioner of the Supervisory Commission for Business Competition (2000-2006); Rector, Perbanas Business School (1999-2003). He was the founder of the National Mandate Party where he was served in the Party as the first Secretary General and then the Deputy Chairman responsible for research and development. He quit the Party in January 2001. He has actively been involved in several NGOs, among others is The Indonesian Movement. Faisal Basri was educated at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Indonesia where he received his BA in 1985 and graduated with an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University, USA, in 1988.
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