At 166,633 foreign tourist arrivals to Bali for August 2007, the Island's record-breaking arrivals pattern is continuing apace, exceeding arrivals recorded in August 2006 (118,104) by +41.09%.
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On a year-to-date basis through the end of August 2007, arrivals have passed the 1 million mark hitting 1,077,200, a full +35.9% ahead of the first 8 months of 2006 (792,665). Arrivals thus far for 2007 also exceeded the "previous best" first 8 months of any year in the Island's history, beating by +7.2% the previous high of January-August 2005 of 1,004,656.
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are graphics tracking the recovery in foreign arrivals following the October 2002 and October 2005 terrorist attacks. Clearly, the negative impact on arrivals following the 2005 bombing was less pronounced than was the case in 2002. Moreover, the recovery in arrivals in the year after the second bombing (2006) was steadier and consistently stronger than in the year following the first attack (2003).1.7 Million Visitors for 2007?
If the current trend of improvement in arrivals is sustained through the end of the year without any untoward incident, balidiscovery.com's
trend-line analysis indicates Bali is on course to recording a historically impressive 1.7 million foreign arrival total for the current year.
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