Many Asian Travelers Come to Bali

DENPASAR ~

Foreign tourists from Asia countries increasingly travel to Bali due to adequate air transportation and improving economic conditions in the region.

“The short distance from neighboring country as the center of world tourism and issues of security and comfort in Bali are the factors of many Asian tourists come to Bali,” said Tourism observer in this region, Tjokorda Gede Agung in Denpasar, on Friday.

As recorded by Bali Provincial Tourism Office, the percentage of increasing Singaporean tourists to Bali for the first two months of 2014 were the highest, which is as much as 52.59 percent, become 22,309 people.

Followed by the travelers from China increase by 42.11 percent, to 109,003 people compared to the same period in 2013 only 76,702 people , and there is an increasing percentage of Malaysian tourists ranked third by 29.31 percent  with 33,560 people.

He said that the Taiwanese travelers who are on vacation on the island increase 4.73 per cent to 18,704 people in January- February 2014 compared to the same period in the previous year which was only 17,859 people.

“It is the development of tourism in Bali that is quite encouraging, because South Korean people who travel to this region also experienced a significant increase, which is 10.72 percent to 24,292 people,” said Tjokorda Agung who is also a tourism practitioner.

Chinese tourist arrivals to Bali indeed increase, but the number is still relatively small compared with the Chinese people who travel overseas that are expected to reach 70 million people in 2012.

The chance to attract Chinese tourists is still large, certainly with various efforts so that they want to come to Bali and the number could exceed the arrival of Australians that is still in the first place.

Australian tourist arrivals during 2013 reached 826,385 people, which is at the first position to travel to Bali or 25.21 percent of all foreign tourists coming to Bali on that period as many as 3.2 million people.

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