Economy Recession Not Decreases Tourists Visit to Bali

DENPASAR ~

A tourism observer, Nyoman Sumada said that the economic recession that hit several countries in Europe and has yet to recover fully, not discourage travelers from the continent to travel to Bali.

“Many airlines supporting travelers’ arrival from several countries in Europe for a vacation to the island to be able to relax for a while after working hard in the country,” said Nyoman Sumada in Denpasar, on Tuesday.

The arrival of tourists from the U.K., the Netherlands, Germany and France have increased quite good even up to 15 percent and be in the top ten countries contributing tourists to Bali, only tourists from Russia slightly reduce in mid-2014.

Nyoman Sumada who is also Bali tourism industry practitioner mentioned that the number of tourist arrivals from Europe to Bali during January to June 2014 to reach 326,663 people or 18.92 percent of the number of tourists coming to the region that is as many as 1.7 million people.

“The economic recession is still being felt, but it does not discourage the foreign tourists coming to Bali, such as French during January-June 2014 as many as 53,815 people increased 15.76 percent from the same period in the previous year, which was only 46,487 people,” he said.

British travelers to Bali for the first six months of 2014 recorded 56,897 people, up 9.8 percent from the same period in 2013 that was only 51,807 people. While the German tourists coming to Bali increased eight percent to 44,315 people.

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