The Jakarta Post
A worker rows a pontoon along Kali Besar in Kota Tua, West Jakarta, on Monday, while looking for garbage floating in the river. Kali Besar has undergone a face-lift after the city administration completed its revitalization last year. (The Jakarta Post/P.J. Leo)
A recent study conducted by the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) predicts that Jakarta will see an influx of tourist arrivals in 2027, alongside six other cities around the world.
For the purpose of the study, the WTTC and JLL collaborated to assess 50 cities around the world and evaluate their readiness for travel and tourism growth.
In addition to Jakarta, the research also shows that Bangkok, Thailand; Cape Town, South Africa; Delhi, India; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Istanbul, Turkey; and Mexico City, Mexico will similarly see a significant increase in tourist arrivals in less than 10 years.
The study categorizes the seven cities, including Jakarta, as “emerging performers”. According to the report, the cities included in the category have an emerging tourist infrastructure, growing tourist momentum and the start of increasing pressures related to tourism growth.
The study recommends that the cities categorized as “emerging performers” invest in the development of tourist infrastructure to better anticipate the probable influx of foreign visitors in 2027.
The cities deemed most capable of maintaining their already rapid growth in the tourist sector are featured in the “managing momentum” category. The category includes Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Paris, France; and Rome, Italy. (rfa/dmr)
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