Forecasting Foreign Tourist Visits to West Nusa Tenggara Using ARIMA Method

  • Siti Soraya Universitas Bumigora
  • Maulida Nurhidayati IAIN Ponorogo
  • Baiq Candra Herawati Universitas Bumigora
  • Anthony Anggrawan Universitas Bumigora
  • Lalu Ganda Rady Putra Universitas Bumigora
  • Didiharyono D Universitas Andi DJemma
Keywords: Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA), Box-Jenkins, Forcasting, Pandemic Covid-19, Tourism


West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is one of the provinces in Indonesia that has its own charm in the world of tourism and is known as a pioneer of halal tourism. In addition to domestic tourists, NTB tourism always has an attraction for foreign tourists. This is evidenced by the increasing number of foreign tourists visiting NTB from year to year before the Covid-19 pandemic. This condition certainly has a positive impact on increasing NTB’s economic growth in the tourism sector and indirectly on the optimization of existing infrastructure. The purpose of the study is to predict the number of  foreign tourist visits to NTB so that it can assist the government in making decisions in preparing adequate facilities and infrastructure in the event of a surge in tourist visits. The method used in this study is the Box-Jenkins-ARIMA model. The ARIMA method is based on 3 models that are formed from the results of plot data. The data used in this study is secondary data sourced from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), from January 2010 to June 2019. The results show that the ARIMA (4,1,1) model is the most widely used model. This model is suitable for predicting the number of foreign tourists visiting NTB because this model produces the lowest SSE and MSE values compared to other models.


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How to Cite
S. Soraya, M. Nurhidayati, B. Herawati, A. Anggrawan, L. G. Putra, and D. D, “Forecasting Foreign Tourist Visits to West Nusa Tenggara Using ARIMA Method”, Jurnal Varian, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 89 - 96, Nov. 2021.