Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that the recent earthquakes in Indonesia have been responsible for a 26% setback in bookings to the destination since the second major earthquake this year.

Prior to the two devastating shocks, Indonesia was having a good year for tourism; bookings from 1st January were up 10% on the equivalent period in 2017. That growth all but ceased after the first quake; and following the second, bookings have fallen 26%.

The tourist trade has been particularly badly affected because bookings to the country’s top tourist destination, Bali, which is adjacent to Lombok, have fallen much further than bookings to Indonesia as a whole.