In balidiscovery.com's continuing look at foreign tourist arrivals for 2006, this installment of Bali by the Numbers examines European arrivals to the Island over a 6 year period 2001-2006.
The Six-Year Perspective: A Very Different Europe
Just how dramatically the European arrival numbers of changed over the past 6 years is underlined in the chart shown on balidiscovery.com:
▪ Overall European arrivals in 2006 to Bali have declined -18.14% from what they were in 2001.
▪ Although still the top producing country in Europe, the U.K. totals have declined -46.04% since the 2001 – a situation that reflects Garuda Indonesia's cessation of London flights.
▪ Similarly suffering from Garuda's European exodus, Germany dropped -25.54% in their production of passengers to Bali over the 6 years 2001-2006.
▪ The Italian market, once served by Bali bound flights and charters is also lagging -48.51% as compared to six years earlier.
▪ On the bright side – The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland have managed to reassert their place in Bali's European arrivals, operating at levels roughly equal to their performance 6 years ago.
▪ With Russia grouped for purposes of comparison as a European nation, the recent introduction of Singapore Airline's regular service from Moscow has resulted in visitors from this market increasing +249.73% over six years.
Bali arrivals from all of Europe in 2006 totaled 352,157 - a decrease of -2.8% from 2005 (362,474).
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