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An April to Amaze

Bali by the Numbers: If Current Trends Continue Bali May Achieve 2.1 M Foreign Visitors in 2008.


Bali stayed on track for a record year with April 2008 arrivals totaling 147,515, an improvement of 17.88% over April 2007 (125,140). On an aggregate basis for January-April 2008, Bali has accumulated 594,068 visitors showing a year-on-date increase of 25.74% over the same period in 2007 (472,450).

Projected Arrivals for 2008

If current trends continues, Bali could end the year with foreign tourist arrivals of around 2.1 million.

Presented on are graphics comparing January – April arrivals for Bali for the years 2000-2008. Also shown is a comparison of aggregate arrivals for January-April for the same period.

Key Markets

A quick review of April 2008 arrivals show:

• Japanese arrivals for April 2008 equaled 23,537, declining -1.1% from April 2007 (23,810).

• Australian arrivals for April 2008 hit 21,259, up +41.3% month on month from April 2007 (15,046),

• The People's Republic of Chinas produced 9,693 visitors in April 2008, up 103.1% from the 4,771 PRC visitors in April 2007.

• Taiwan visitors hit 11,295 in April 2008, improving 1.8% over the same month one year ago (11,090).

• South Korean arrivals for April were 11,755 - improving 16.6% over 2007 (10,080).

• ASEAN arrivals dropped slightly in April at 12,824 – as compared to the 13,493 ASEAN visitors in April 2007, a decrease of 5%.

• Visitors from The Americas (both North and South) were 8,074 in April 2008 – up 9.2% from one year ago (7,396).

• European arrivals for April 2008 totaled 42,035 – improving 23% from April 2007 (34,182).

Aggregate Performance

On an aggregate basis for January – April 2008 versus 2007:

• Japanese arrivals increased 9.92%

• Australian arrivals jumped a whopping 54.27%.

• Taiwanese arrivals have increased 11.22%.

• Peoples Republic of China arrivals have increased 96.39%.

• South Korean arrivals increased 12.24%.

• Malaysia arrivals improved 9.53%.

• Russian arrivals improved 62.63%.

• U.K. Arrivals are up 23.59%.

• German arrivals have improved 27.70%.

• U.S.A. arrivals are up 30.01%

Jan - April Tourist Arrivals

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