To bring 20 million foreign tourists in 2019, government will build 10 international yachts or cruise ships and construct appropriate ports. Indonesia is aiming to bring in 15 million tourists this year and 20 million tourists in 2019. It is trying to compete with its Southeast Asian neighbors in tourism. Thailand, for example, has seen more than 30 million foreign visitors in recent years. Besides building the ports, Indonesia launched a free-visa policy for 174 countries two years ago. The country recorded 9.25 million foreign visitors in January to August of this year, a 26.8% increase year-on-year (y/y).