Bali Optimistic to Gain 3.5 Millions Foreign Tourists

DENPASAR ~

Bali Provincial Government is optimistic in getting 3.5 million foreign tourists this year because during January-April 2014 the number of foreign tourists reached 1.10 million people.

“We are optimistic that the target can be achieved,” said Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Department, Ida Bagus Kade Subikshu, in Denpasar, on Tuesday.  The number rose by 14.14 percent compared to the same period in 2013.

Foreign tourists who occupy the top five visits to Bali are Australia, China, Singapore, Japan, and Malaysia.

The optimism, he said, given Bali successfully held a number of international events in 2013 such as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and the world beauty pageant, Miss World 2013.

Meanwhile, on 10-14 June 2014, Bali to host international tour exhibition of Bali and its surroundings (BBTF) that is expected to open up tourism business opportunities.

This event will be followed by hundreds of sellers and buyers from hotels, tourism operators and the world tourist attractions.

The event will be a meeting forum of various participants such as the United States, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, South Africa, North and South Asia, South Korea, China, the ASEAN countries, Japan, Australia and India as well as Indonesia.

It is expected that the event is also a promotional event for tourism in Bali.

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