Bali arrivals see double-digit growth

Bali arrivals see double-digit growth

Island welcomes 2.1 million international visitors in first eight months of 2013

Island welcomes 2.1 million international visitors in first eight months of 2013

Bali welcomed 2.1m international visitors in January-August 2013 (photo by Komar)
Bali welcomed 2.1m international visitors in January-August 2013 (photo by Komar)

International visitor arrivals to Bali have surged in 2013.

According to the latest official data, reported by BaliDiscovery.com, the Indonesian resort island welcomed 2.1 million foreign visitors during the month – 11.6% more than the same period in 2012.

Australia remains the island’s top source market, contributing 530,861 visitors in the eight-month period, although this marked a year-on-year rise of just 0.6%. The strongest growth market is China, which saw visitor numbers surge 23.4% to 264,494, making it the second biggest inbound market.

Japan (+14.2% to 139,652), Malaysia (+4.8% to 121,198) and South Korea (+6.7% to 86,453) completed the top five, while the number of visitors from India surged 42.9% to 42,614, marking the strongest growth of any major market.

Bali is expected to end the year with more than 3.2m international arrivals, ahead of the 2.9m achieved in 2012.

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