As reported on Balidiscovery.com [See: Bali's Year for the Record Books] foreign tourist arrivals to Bali in 2007 ended in record territory at 1.67 million – a +32.1% increase over the previous year.
This installment of Bali by the Numbers continues to examine major inbound markets to Bali, tracking movement for the years 2000-2007 from major European source markets and the U.S.A..
In the graphic presentations shown on balidiscovery.com, the strong negative impact of the October terrorist bombings of 2002 and 2005 are evident.
The markets at a glance:
• The Netherlands ended 2007 with 52,870 visitors - an improvement of +29.5 over 2006 (40,833). Tourist visitors from The Netherlands are now performing at unprecedented levels.
• France is also performing in record territory, bringing 61,805 visitors to Bali in 2007 – an improvement of +21.5% over 2006 (50,858).
• Germany improved its arrival totals to Bali by +8.9% in 2007, totaling 68,135 visitors. While German arrivals continue to grow, they still lag -18.9% behind the record levels achieved in 2001 (84,028).
• United Kingdom - turned in strong growth in 2007, improving +12.9% with 70,841 visitors. This encouraging rate of improvement does not, however, compensate for the shortfall of -39.09% in visitors as compared to 2001 when 116,323 U.K. visitors came to Bali.
• U.S.A. similarly, while visitors from the U.S.A. improved +19.% in 2007 (56,208), these totals still pale next to the 79,462 Americans who came to Bali in 2000.
• Russia has become the fastest growing market for Bali, improving +56.17% in 2007, earning 36,933 visitors to the Island. World political developments, visa on arrival facilities and an increasing number of single-airline connections from Moscow to Bali have taken Russia from its "near-zero" arrivals in 2000 to its current stellar performance.
• Spain improved +16.03% in 2007 with 15,020 arrivals. 2007 is a "near par" with the record for Spanish arrivals set in 2002 (17,638).
• Switzerland - decline by half-a-percent in 2007 coming in at 16,213. These totals still trailed by -18.8% Swiss arrivals to Bali in 2000 (19,962).
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