Japanese and British tourists to Bali ascending

By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Sunday, May 27 2018 - 21:44 IWST

Illustration of Foreign Tourist Visits (Wisman)
Illustration of Foreign Tourist Visits (Wisman)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Denpasar- Japanese and British tourists enjoying holiday destinations on the island of Bali in the first quarter of 2018 increased by 4.24 percent and 16.34 percent respectively compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

"The significant increase puts Japan into the top four countries supplying tourists to Bali following the UK after China, Australia and India," said Head of Bali Provincial Central Bureau of Statistics Adi Nugroho in Denpasar on Saturday (26/5/2018 )

He said Japanese tourists who enjoy the natural scenery and the uniqueness of Balinese art as much as 60,323 people during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 2,454 people or 4.24 percent over the same quarter the previous year recorded 57,869 people.

Similarly, British tourists who going holiday to Bali as many as 53,207 people during the first quarter-2018, an increase of 7,474 people or 16.34 percent compared to quarter I-2017 recorded 45,733 people.

Adi Nugroho added, foreign tourists from the sunrise country is able to contribute 4.63 percent of total foreign tourists to Bali as many as 1.303 million people during the first quarter-2018, decreased 37,142 people or 2.77 percent over the same quarter the previous year recorded 1.340 million people.

While British tourists are ranked one below it can contribute 4.08 percent of total foreign travelers to Bali.

Adi Nugroho added that of the ten countries supplying the most tourists to Bali, seven countries of which experienced a significant increase, and three countries reduced to Bali. The three countries include China declining to 24.12 percent, Australia 5.74 percent and Singapore 4.30 percent.

Meanwhile, seven countries whose society is more passionate to Bali than Japan and Britain are also increasing India up to 60.45 percent, United States 10.14 percent, Malaysia 18.33 percent, Russia 8.51 percent, Germany 8.05 percent and various countries another 4.65 percent.

The Bali Provincial Tourism Office in 2018 aims to bring in 6.5 million foreign tourists, an increase from the actual visit of 2017 recorded 5.69 million people.

Thus from the target until the first quarter of 2018 realized 1.303 million people are expected to the end of the year can be met according to the target, said Adi Nugroho. (Ant)

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