Foreign Tourists Visit to Bali Increase by 16.90 Percent

DENPASAR ~

Foreign tourists enjoying vacation in Bali during January-February 2014 as many as 555,052 people or increase 16.90 percent compared to the same period in previous year, which was recorded 474,803 people.

“Most of them come through Ngurah Rai Airport by flying directly from their country, only 7,000 people come through the sea port by cruise ship,” said the Head of Bali Province Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Panusunan Siregar, in Denpasar, on Tuesday.

During 2013, Bali received 3.27 million foreign tourists visit, exceeded the target set by Department of Tourism, which was only 2.8 million people.

The condition showed an increase of 11.16 percent over the previous year, which was only 2.94 million people.

Panusunan Siregar added that out of the 10 countries supplying tourists to Bali, seven of them have increased significantly and the three others showed a decline.

The country supplying tourists to Bali the most is Australia as many as 133,966 people, an increase of 12.01 percent over the same month in the previous year, which recorded 119,606 people.

Australia is able to provide a contribution of 24.14 percent of the total foreign tourists who have a holiday to the island during the first two months, followed by China, which supplies 109,003 people increased by 42.11 percent over the same period in the previous year that was only 76,702 people.

Panusunan Siregar explained that tourists from Malaysia increased by 29.31 percent from 25,945 people in the first two months of 2013 to 33,560 people in the same period of 2014.

South Korean recorded 24,292 people, an increase of 10.72 percent, Singaporean rose 52.59 percent, and Taiwanese gained 4.73 percent and 8.77 percent increase from the United States.

The three countries that experience a decline of visit to Bali consist of Japan 2.66 percent, Russia 7.06 percent and the U.K. 0.70 percent.

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