Japanese and Taiwanese tourists to Bali rise significantly

By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Sunday, August 27 2017 - 21:33 IWST

Joged Bumbung Bali Festival (Foto Ist)
Joged Bumbung Bali Festival (Foto Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Denpasar - Japanese and Taiwanese tourists enjoying holidays to Bali's tourist destinations have recently begun to be crowded, although they have not shown a significant increase.

 "Japanese tourists to Bali increased by 2,241 people or 2.41 percent from 109,424 people in the first half of 2016 to 112,065 people in the first half of 2017," Head of Bali Provincial Central Statistics Agency Adi Nugroho said here on Sunday. (8/27/2017)

He said the Japanese people who travel to Bali can contribute 3.99 percent of the total foreign tourists to Bali as much as 2.811 million people during the first half of 2007, an increase of 539,681 people or 23.76 percent over the same semester of the previous year recorded 2.271 million people .

Thus the country of the rising sun was ranked fifth of the ten most countries supplying foreign tourists to the Island of Gods after China, Australia, India and England.

"They come mostly through Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, only 411 people by sea on cruise ships," said Adi Nugroho. Whereas in previous years the visit of the Japanese people to Bali ranked second after Australia, but lately continue to sag with the increasing number of Indian and Chinese tourists traveling to Bali.

Both countries experienced significant spikes of 39.90 percent and 59.02 percent respectively, so China was able to top the rankings and India ranked third of the top ten countries bringing tourists to Bali.

Adi Nugroho added that while Taiwan ranked ninth with 73,941 people in the first semester of 2017, an increase of 8,808 people or 13.52 percent compared to the same period last year was 65,133 people.

Taiwanese tourists come to Bali as well mostly through Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport, even though there are no direct flights from the country and only 34 pass through seaports on cruise ships. Japanese and Taiwanese tourists enjoying holiday in Bali are generally very interested in the uniqueness of art and culture, even some of them learn the percussion and dance of Bali.

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