In July, 2016, the length of stay of foreign guests of star rated hotels averaged 3.81 days , up from 3.25 days in the previous month, head of the provincial BPS Moh Edy Mahmud said here.
Edy said the steady increase in the length of stay from month to month indicated growing number of foreign visitors to the province.
"The more foreign visitors to the province the better for us," he said, adding, the trend is expected to continue as the impact would be positive for the economy of the province.
Spokeswoman of the Sintesa Peninsula Hotel Julita Wowor said the number of foreign visitors to Manado was growing especially from China.
The number of foreign guests in the city center in Manado remained low but the length of stay is higher, she said.
Most visitors chose to stay in suburban areas where they enjoy the natural beauty, she added.